17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Melbourne

2
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 5th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disney California Adventure Park
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: stop by Barneys New York, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
days
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 9th (Mon): trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then see the interesting displays at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): trek along Wawona Meadow, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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