46 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & United States Itinerary

46 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & United States Itinerary

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Start: Newcastle, Australia
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Adelaide, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Anaheim, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
7
Houston, United States
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
8
New Orleans, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
9
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
10
Eureka, United States
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Newcastle, Australia

4
nights
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santos Museum of Economic Botany and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The David Roche Foundation, take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Paracombe Premium Perry, and gain insight at National Wine Centre of Australia.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planning app.

Newcastle to Adelaide is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Newcastle in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Adelaide, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia
Santos Museum of Economic Botany ©
Santos Museum of Economic Botany
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Penguin Parade. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Vietnam Veterans Museum and St Kilda Pier. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes, approximately Cowes away. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt Melbourne, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Penguin Parade, St Kilda Pier
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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.
On the 10th (Fri), get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, make a trip to Hollyhock House, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker site.

Fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: The Ben Carlson Memorial Statue (in Newport Beach) and St.John Vianney Chapel (in Balboa Island). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Adventure City, experience the excitement of Indiana Jones Adventure, have fun at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and stroll around Yorba Regional Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim trip itinerary website.

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Marconi Automotive Museum, Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Adventure City ©
Adventure City

3
nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Torrey Pines Gliderport and La Jolla Shores Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Encinitas, Coronado Island
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines Gliderport ©
Torrey Pines Gliderport
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

3
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dig This and Apocalypse Vegas. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, approximately Henderson away. There's much more to do: have fun at Battlefield Vegas, get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are much hotter, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Dig This ©
Dig This
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

4
nights
Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore hidden gems such as Children's Museum of Houston and Escape Hunt. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, have some family-friendly fun at Exitus VR, sample the tasty concoctions at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and take in nature's colorful creations at McGovern Centennial Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Houston in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Houston is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Houston are a bit cooler (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Children's Museum of Houston ©
Children's Museum of Houston
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

2
nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game and then make a trip to French Quarter.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game ©
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, examine the collection at New York Public Library, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Eureka.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louis Armstrong House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Food Tours
Photography Tours

6
nights
Eureka, United States

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Redwood National Park and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka: Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial (in Klamath), Orick (Trillium Falls Hike, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, &more) and The Victorian Village of Ferndale (in Ferndale). There's much more to do: cruise along Avenue of the Giants, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, and walk around Sequoia Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Eureka takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Eureka due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Eureka, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orick, Trinidad, Weott, Ferndale, Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lands End and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, walk around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Eureka to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eureka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
Wine Tours & Tastings

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