13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Scottsdale
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

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days
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.
On the 30th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
day
Las Vegas

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 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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day
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stop by Lookout Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
day
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 6th (Sat), stop by Cerreta Candy Company and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Musical Instrument Museum, Cerreta Candy Company
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Cerreta Candy Company
Cerreta Candy Company

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hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monterey holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Scottsdale to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Scottsdale in October, plan for cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Point Lobos State Reserve
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

1
day
Yosemite National Park

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.
On the 8th (Mon), make a trip to Olmsted Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally trek along Wawona Meadow.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Monterey in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 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 October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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