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
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, get curious at California Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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

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 Maritime Museum of San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online travel route builder .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
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 Crissy Field make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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