20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge as well as Lake Berryessa. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour site .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bixby Bridge, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands, Mumm Napa, Lake Berryessa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Historic Route 66 Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and make a trip to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Historic Route 66 Museum, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Subway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion National Park and Pa'rus Trail. Get outdoors at Zion Shuttle and Riverside Walk. Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to David J West Gallery in Springdale, about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: trek along Kayenta Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

David J West Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

2
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.
You've now added Havasupai Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Havasupai Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Indian Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Havasupai Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, then explore and take pictures at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona University ©
Northern Arizona University

4
nights
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.
You've now added Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum to your itinerary. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Newport Beach and The Broad. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach to see 1,000 Steps Beach about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Fly from Flagstaff to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Flagstaff in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

1,000 Steps Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Newport Beach, Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
The Broad ©
The Broad

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