16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  8​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Joshua Tree
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

4
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 26-Mile Bike Path, A-List Hollywood Tours and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Shop till you drop at Camarillo Premium Outlets and Two Rodeo Drive. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You've now added McWay Falls to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Sur journey tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Big Sur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Big Sur reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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 9th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then hike along Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Plan my day in Death Valley National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lookout Studio and Yavapai Point. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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 14th (Sun): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

1
day
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree ©
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Joshua Tree National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree trip builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Joshua Tree, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. PS Architecture Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): gain a rich perspective with PS Architecture Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Palm Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

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