49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
China Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Orlando
— 20 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf as well as Alcatraz Island. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Half Dome as well as Yosemite Village. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are cooler (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
You've now added Giant Forest to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 14°C and lows at -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

1
day
China Lake

China Lake
To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the China Lake road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to China Lake with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, China Lake is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in China Lake

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New York New York Casino, Fremont Street Experience and The Strip. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): try to win big at New York New York Casino and then make a trip to Fremont Street Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
days
Springdale

Springdale
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zion's Main Canyon as well as Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Springdale tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Springdale takes 5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -7°C in Springdale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion National Park

2
days
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip site .

You can drive from Springdale to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

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 21st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip app .

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Goldfield Ghost Town has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Goldfield Ghost Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix online day trip planner .

You can drive from Winslow to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Winslow, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo Safari Park as well as LEGOLAND California. Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

LEGOLAND California, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paramount Pictures - Studio Tours, Medieval Times Buena Park, Legends Of Hollywood Tours, and other attractions. On the 3rd (Thu), get behind the scenes with Paramount Pictures - Studio Tours and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Medieval Times Buena Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see some familiar sights at Legends Of Hollywood Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Tours, #Nightlife, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Medieval Times Buena Park
Highlights from your plan
Paramount Pictures - Studio Tours ©
Paramount Pictures - Studio Tours
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Legends Of Hollywood Tours ©
Legends Of Hollywood Tours

19
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your list of things to see and do now includes NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Snorkel With The Manatees, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and other attractions. Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Orlando takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Snorkel With The Manatees
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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