21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation planning site .

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 4th (Tue), go deep underground at Eureka Mine, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Death Valley National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then try your luck at The Mirage, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then trek along Ryan Mountain, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. June in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker tool .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and The Grammy Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Hollyhock House, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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