15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
3
Phoenix
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yellowstone National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Brisbane to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around -2°C and lows about -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser

1
day
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 11th (Tue): make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then walk around Sandstone Tours, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Monument Valley takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Monument Valley, with highs around 9°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix driving holiday planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Phoenix by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in February, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 27°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in February, with highs in Las Vegas at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

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
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.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in February since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Lost Palms Oasis Trail and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Joshua Tree National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip tool .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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