18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, take a stroll through SoMa, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 25th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along North Dome, and get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can 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. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

3
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.
The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and The Grammy Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Yavapai Geology Museum will get you outdoors. On the 1st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 14°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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