12 days in Los Angeles County & Anaheim Itinerary

12 days in Los Angeles County & Anaheim Itinerary

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12 days in Los Angeles County & Anaheim Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Santa Monica Mountains about 1h 10 min away. Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

7
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will enjoy Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and Oceanside Pier will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, examine the collection at Hobby City Doll and Toy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Founder's Park, and view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim vacation planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. September in Anaheim sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rainbow Sandals, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oceanside Pier, Knott's Berry Farm
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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