20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Texas City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for little chillier days in Santa Monica, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and get outside with Shoshone Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -6°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation 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 do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in Las Vegas hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Texas City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
night
Texas City

Texas City
Texas City is a city in Galveston County in the US state of Texas. For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Texas City trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Texas City. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in April since evenings lows in Texas City dip to 22°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toNew York City.

Things to do in Texas City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: stroll through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Texas City to New York City. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Texas City in April, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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