49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Fresno
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Springdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Torrey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Chinle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Holbrook
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Orlando
— 19 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco route planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
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 Yosemite Village. On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Yosemite Village and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. You'll set off for Fresno on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

2
days
Fresno

Fresno ©
Fresno, the county seat of Fresno County, is a city in the U.S. Step out of Fresno to go to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and see Crystal Cave, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, stroll through Woodward Park, savor the flavors at Bravo Farms, and get outside with Chuckchansi Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fresno road trip tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Fresno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Fresno to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Old Town Clovis
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Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Chuckchansi Park ©
Chuckchansi Park
Woodward Park ©
Woodward Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in a show at Bellagio Fountains.

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

Parks Nature Nightlife
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

1
day
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 18th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

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. 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 December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
day
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through The Narrows.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Springdale online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Springdale takes 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December since evenings lows in Springdale dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Springdale

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Narrows
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

few
hours
Torrey

Torrey
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Torrey travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Torrey takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Torrey are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
day
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hike along Double Arch and then look and learn at RedRock Astronomy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner .

You can drive from Springdale to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Springdale in December: highs in Moab hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gallup.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
day
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), admire all the interesting features of South Rim Drive and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chinle online travel route planner .

You can drive from Moab to Chinle in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Chinle are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©

1
day
Holbrook

Holbrook
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, and then take a peaceful walk through Black Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Holbrook trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chinle to Holbrook takes 2 hours. Traveling from Chinle in December, Holbrook is a bit warmer at night with lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Wildlife

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in December: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

Plan trip to San Diego with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
On the 27th (Thu), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Tucson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

18
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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to The Gypsy Gold Farm (in Ocala), Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (in Tampa) and Oakland Nature Preserve (in Oakland). Have a day of magic on the 7th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Legoland Florida Resort. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, make an unforgettable trip to Epcot, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Cape Canaveral to Orlando in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Gypsy Gold Farm, Legoland Florida Resort, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Stetson Mansion, Oakland Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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