16 days in California, Utah & Nevada Itinerary

16 days in California, Utah & Nevada Itinerary

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16 days in California, Utah & Nevada Itinerary

Canberra
Fly:  18​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Overton
— 1 night
Drive + Fly + bus:  4​h
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Canberra

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Canberra, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Canberra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail and then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and car from San Francisco to Monument Valley takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Monument Valley. Traveling from San Francisco in April, Monument Valley is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

3
days
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Do your shopping at Back of Beyond Books and Moab Rock Shop. Step out of the city life by going to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Wolfe Ranch Rock Art). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Hurrah Pass Road, look for gifts at Sandstone Gallery, and tee off at Moab Golf Club.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab journey planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and M&M'S World Las Vegas. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Strip, stop by Barneys New York, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Moab in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Overton.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

1
day
Overton

Overton
Overton is an Unincorporated Town located in Clark County, Nevada. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

Make your Overton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Las Vegas to Overton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Overton

#Parks, #Nature

1
day
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Overton to Carmel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Overton in April: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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