19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Bus:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Bergamot Station. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Griffith Observatory. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Getty Center Publications, get a taste of the local shopping with Olvera Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then try to win big at The Venetian, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then look for gifts at The Hike House, and then stop by Tlaquepaque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sedona travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
The Hike House ©
The Hike House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in October, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -1°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and stroll through China Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf