10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
1
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 15th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley vacation maker app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Page trip planning site .

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Page to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Page in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toSequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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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.
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then trek along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey maker site .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

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