26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + taxi:  17​h 45​min
Scottsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

1
day
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale vacation trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Scottsdale is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Scottsdale dip to 14°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, hike along Rim Trail, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in November: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

2
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 19th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

4
days
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the San Diego vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove

4
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 29th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Grassini Family Vineyards

3
days
Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 8°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden

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