15 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
Monument Valley
— 1 night
— 1 night
San Diego
— 4 nights


Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Disneyland Park. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Historic Lily pond.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

On the 14th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see Off-Road Tours, and then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): try your luck at New York New York Casino, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Monument Valley — 1 night

On the 18th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.
Tours · Outdoors

Phoenix — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Monument Valley to Phoenix by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in September: highs in Phoenix hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to San Diego.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

San Diego — 4 nights

America's Finest City

Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in September, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Fun & Games
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.