21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Amoeba Music and The Grove. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach), San Buenaventura State Beach (in Ventura) and Malibu (Zuma Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, stroll through The Wedge, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Huntington Dog Beach, The Wedge, San Buenaventura State Beach, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Thu), stop by Hopi House and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

7
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the MGM Grand, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Casinos, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

For maps and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel route builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to New Orleans by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in New Orleans are colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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