17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Titanic. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Titanic ©
Titanic

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night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, hike along Angel's Landing, and then get great views at Observation Point.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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 3rd (Fri): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, then look and learn at Lowell Observatory, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff online holiday planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner .

Getting from Flagstaff to Monterey by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Flagstaff in July, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 6th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally get great views at Tunnel View.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour builder site .

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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night
Truckee

Truckee
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor and then enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Truckee route website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Truckee. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sand Harbor

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 9th (Thu), do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Calistoga holiday planner.

You can drive from Truckee to Calistoga in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in July, Calistoga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Safari West ©
Safari West

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and California State Capitol Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, stroll around Sonoma Plaza, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation tool .

Getting from Calistoga to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Calistoga in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands, Sonoma Plaza, Charles M. Schulz Museum
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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