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:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Palm Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Sedona
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Flagstaff
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
car:  2​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
14
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Hermosa Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Start your trip to Los Angeles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In June, daytime highs in Anaheim are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

few
hours
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in June: highs in Palm Springs hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Golf

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hours
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sedona online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Palm Springs to Sedona by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Sedona is a bit cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

few
hours
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.
For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip maker app .

Take a bus from Sedona to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Flagstaff hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 8°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In June in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

3
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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 10th (Mon): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Find out how to plan Death Valley National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get slightly colder in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes vacation planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

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hours
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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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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.
On the next day, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've now added Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz travel route builder site .

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carmel road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Carmel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toSan Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon road trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hermosa Beach.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

1
night
Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach ©
Hermosa Beach is a beachfront city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hermosa Beach journey planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Simeon to Hermosa Beach. Traveling from San Simeon in June, you will find days in Hermosa Beach are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermosa Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

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