29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Melbourne

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 29°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

5
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visit La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Moonlight Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much hotter nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Moonlight Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 5th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally stroll through Carpinteria State Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planning app .

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Santa Barbara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Grassini Family Vineyards ©
Grassini Family Vineyards

5
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabrillo Beach, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, don't miss a visit to Stahl House, and stroll through Will Rogers State Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

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