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:  20​h 30​min
1
Camarillo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Primm
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
10
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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day
Camarillo

Camarillo ©
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery and then get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Camarillo road trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Camarillo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Camarillo to be colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Primm.

Things to do in Camarillo

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

1
day
Primm

Primm ©
Primm is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Nevada, United States, primarily notable for its position straddling Interstate 15 where it crosses the state border between California and Nevada. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Seven Magic Mountains, then try your luck at Gold Strike Hotel & Gambling Hall, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Mojave Desert, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Primm trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Camarillo to Primm. In January, Primm is little chillier than Camarillo - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Primm

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Jean, Mojave Desert
Highlights from your plan
Mojave Desert ©
Mojave Desert
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas ©
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
Seven Magic Mountains ©
Seven Magic Mountains

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 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Shoppes at The Palazzo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Camarillo to Las Vegas. Traveling from Camarillo in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Page holiday planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, you will find days in Page are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then trek along Wildcat Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley visit website .

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in January: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 3°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

2
nights
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 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and finally trek along Airport Mesa. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff travel planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Flagstaff in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monument Valley in January, you will find days in Flagstaff are a bit warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-9°C). On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 20th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in January; daily highs in Phoenix reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Chandler, Mill Avenue District, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

few
hours
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Joshua Tree National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Joshua Tree National Park. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in January, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): shop like a local with VillageFest, contemplate the long history of Indian Canyons, then explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Coachella Valley Preserve, and finally take a stroll through El Paseo Shopping District.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs itinerary builder website .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

El Paseo Shopping District
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve

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nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, get some fabulous bargains at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Island. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, then stop by Buy Hand, then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Palm Springs to Laguna Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oceanside Pier, South Coast Plaza
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

few
hours
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip site .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to Santa Monica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nightlife Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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