21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, walk around Crissy Field, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 29th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trillium Falls Hike and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, then have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. On your second day here, examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland tour planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, Portland is little chillier than Redwood National Park - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Temple Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online trip planner .

Fly from Portland to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in December, things will get a bit cooler in Salt Lake City: highs are around 4°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Joseph Smith Memorial Building ©
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Observation Point and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Salt Lake City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then examine the collection at Arizona Copper Art Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and finally stop by Aligning Light Center. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the history behind 911 Memorial.

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You can drive from Zion National Park to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Clarkdale
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey maker app .

Getting from Sedona to San Diego by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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