15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): examine the collection at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. In April, San Francisco is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. April in Big Sur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Big Sur to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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 (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are cooler (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

You can plan Monument Valley trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, Monument Valley is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

1
night
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 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Monument Valley to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in April, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 17°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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