21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Heisler Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online route planner .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Heisler Park, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Lowell Observatory (in Flagstaff). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lowell Observatory, Painted Desert
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. There's still lots to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, and take in panoramic vistas at Grandview Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, hike along Canyon Overlook Trail, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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 Food Tours and Gun Garage. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Overton and see Valley of Fire State Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: have fun at Battlefield Vegas, get your game on at Dig This, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car 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 weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Food Tours
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

2
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 17th (Sun), take in the views from Coronado Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and finally stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, and then steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, snap pictures at San Francisco Bay Bridge and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for little chillier nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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