21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Brisbane

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Bergamot Station, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 11th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and trek along Tonto Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, look for gifts at Vital Tea Leaf, and browse the fresh offerings at Heart of the City Farmers' Market.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Shop till you drop at Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Center. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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