17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Winslow
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
El Paso
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne


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1
night
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.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour app .

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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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 29th (Fri): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Winslow.

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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 31st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Meteor Crater, look for gifts at ARIZONA 66 Trading Company, then admire all the interesting features of Rock Art Canyon Ranch, and finally stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Winslow day trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Winslow in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Winslow at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark ©
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

1
night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, then examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tombstone vacation app .

Traveling by car from Winslow to Tombstone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Winslow in June since evenings lows in Tombstone dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to El Paso.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Plaza, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at El Paso Zoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Cathedral, and finally explore and take pictures at Scenic Drive - Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at El Paso Museum of Art and then admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the El Paso trip planning site .

Getting from Tombstone to El Paso by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
El Paso Zoo ©
El Paso Zoo
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of The Driskill, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip builder website .

You can fly from El Paso to Austin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from El Paso, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, make a trip to Graceland, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Memphis tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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