16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  24​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
USS Midway Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego visit planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in San Diego

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

1
night
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to London Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lake Havasu City online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Diego to Lake Havasu City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much warmer days in Lake Havasu City, with highs around 51°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
night
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 9th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Lake Havasu City to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lake Havasu City in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, then get your game on at The Roller Coaster, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lone Pine day trip app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Lone Pine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Lone Pine hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

2
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.
On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation builder .

Drive from Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lone Pine in July, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 33°C and lows at 9°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Marshall’s Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

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

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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