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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
5
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 1 day
8
Houston
— 1 night
End: Dallas

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, get curious at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Tunnel View, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

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

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in October, you will find days in Anaheim are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
On the 11th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Water Wall, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Houston day trip website .

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Houston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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