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:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner .

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. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 10th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

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 flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
North Dome ©
North Dome

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then stroll through Congress Trail, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for 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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