16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission San Juan Capistrano and Heisler Park. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Heisler Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, admire all the interesting features of Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malibu Lagoon State Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Malibu online holiday planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Malibu hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark ©
Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark

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 20th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lion Habitat Ranch, look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip app .

Getting from Malibu to Las Vegas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Malibu in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Lion Habitat Ranch ©
Lion Habitat Ranch
Food Tours

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 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum and then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, make a splash at Palm Desert Aquatic Center, and then stop by Brandini Toffee.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect Palm Springs to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Climbing Tours, Palm Desert Aquatic Center, Children's Discovery Museum
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum
Palm Desert Aquatic Center ©
Palm Desert Aquatic Center

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