15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + taxi:  15​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Sydney

3
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Step out of the city life by going to Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Monica Mountains. Your inner history buff will appreciate Meditation Mount and Mission San Buenaventura. Venture out of the city with trips to Ventura (VOM FASS Ventura & Ventura Harbor Village), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (in Santa Barbara) and Bart's Books (in Ojai).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. April in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ventura, Ojai, Carpinteria State Beach, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Bart's Books ©
Bart's Books
Meditation Mount ©
Meditation Mount

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Visitor Center and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

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You can drive from Santa Monica to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Santa Monica in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Cedar Grove Visitor Center ©
Cedar Grove Visitor Center

2
days
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along Little Lakes Valley Trail and then play a few rounds at Sierra Star Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Crystal Lake trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, and then get great views at Eleven53 Interpretive Center.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Little Lakes Valley Trail
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Sierra Star Golf Club ©
Sierra Star Golf Club

3
days
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sky Mountain Golf Course and Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs. Get outdoors at Hidden Canyon and Watchman Trail. It doesn't end there: trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Zion National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Lakes to Zion National Park. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in April, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Sky Mountain Golf Course, Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs
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Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Sky Mountain Golf Course ©
Sky Mountain Golf Course

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Neon Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Titanic, wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks
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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

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