20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally stop by Destination PSP. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, immerse yourself in nature at The Mountain Station, then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Frey House II.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain

2
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and then take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

5
nights
San Diego

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get your game on at AxeVentures, and stroll around Ellen Browning Scripps Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip website.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Step out of Anaheim to go to San Juan Capistrano and see Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, and make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim day trip website.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Anaheim hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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