13 days in Western US Itinerary

13 days in Western US Itinerary

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13 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Amerind Foundation Museum and Arizona State Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mission San Xavier del Bac and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tucson: Arizona Hops and Vines (in Sonoita), Picacho Peak State Park (in Picacho) and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph and examine the collection at Franklin Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tucson tour itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Tucson is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Sydney to Tucson, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Arizona Hops and Vines, Amerind Foundation Museum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, The Tombstone Epitaph
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Amerind Foundation Museum ©
Amerind Foundation Museum

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arizona Copper Art Museum and Jerome State Historic Park. You'll explore and learn at Douglas Mansion and Renee Taylor Gallery. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Hillside Letter C (in Clarkdale). The adventure continues: trek along Doe Mountain Trail, stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Huckaby Trail.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sedona online itinerary builder .

Drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tucson in January, plan for little chillier days in Sedona, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Jerome, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as California State Railroad Museum and VJB Cellars. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning website .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in San Francisco. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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