18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Anaheim
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica attractions planning site .

Brisbane, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and tram; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Santa Monica is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get little chillier in Santa Monica: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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hours
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pismo Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Pismo Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Santa Monica in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pismo Beach, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bishop Peak
Highlights from your plan
Bishop Peak ©
Bishop Peak

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Pismo Beach in April, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, stroll through Wawona Meadow, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at Exploratorium.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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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 (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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. For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley road trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 3°C. You'll set off for Anaheim on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Monument Valley to Anaheim in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Anaheim. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in April: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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