21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 26th (Tue), hike along Rubicon Trail and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, then trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe attractions site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 20°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Wawona is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, don't miss a visit to Half Dome, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wawona vacation planner .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Wawona by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May, plan for much warmer days in Wawona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wawona to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Wawona in May, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

Find out how to plan San Diego trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 6th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, then look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living, and then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 48°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Wabi Sabi Japan Living ©
Wabi Sabi Japan Living

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday maker .

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are much colder (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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