26 days in Australia, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

26 days in Australia, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

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26 days in Australia, San Francisco & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Quito, Ecuador
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
2
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
5
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Quito, Ecuador

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point and then steep yourself in history at Battery Spencer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Crab Sculpture, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then stroll around Crissy Field, and finally don't miss a visit to Alamo Square.

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Quito, Ecuador to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Quito to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Battery Spencer, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon track and Kings Cross. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Lincoln's Rock in Blue Mountains National Park--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James Church, steep yourself in history at Sydney Town Hall, get your game on at Jet Flight Simulator Sydney, and don't miss a visit to Milsons Point.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Sydney in 17 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Sydney hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Blue Mountains National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

5
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondalilla National Park and Mount French National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Conondale National Park (in Kenilworth) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at D'Aguilar National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Opal Museum and have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kondalilla National Park, Conondale National Park, Marcoola Beach, Mount French National Park
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D'Aguilar National Park ©
D'Aguilar National Park
Conondale National Park ©
Conondale National Park
Kondalilla National Park ©
Kondalilla National Park

7
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Panorama Garden Estate and The City Gallery. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Alexandra Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, stroll around Queens Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Warrandyte State Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planning site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Panorama Garden Estate
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park
Alexandra Gardens ©
Alexandra Gardens
Flagstaff Gardens ©
Flagstaff Gardens

2
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a stroll through Hollywood Hills, make a trip to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, then take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally get lost in a book at Los Angeles Central Library.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Hollywood Hills ©
Hollywood Hills
Hollywood Bowl Overlook ©
Hollywood Bowl Overlook

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