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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catcht the 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): hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday app .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park road trip 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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 23°C. 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 Historic Sites
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.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try to win big at The Mirage, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planning website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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.
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.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park route maker site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Joshua Tree National Park are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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, then grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally admire all the interesting features of State Street Underpass.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip builder app .

Getting from San Diego to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Barbara, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, and don't miss a visit to Hollyhock House.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica State Beach
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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