19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Third Street Promenade). Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, stroll around Tongva Park, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In December, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then examine the collection at Mingei International Museum.

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Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then learn insider's secrets on Lucidi Distilling Co.. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pueblo Grande Museum, admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

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You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in January, Phoenix is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 7th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 7°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Sun), shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have fun at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and finally pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses