21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Anaheim GardenWalk. Head to The Packing House and Irvine Spectrum Centerfor some retail therapy. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Carlsbad (Carlsbad Premium Outlets & Carlsbad State Beach). Have a day of magic on the 29th (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip generator.

Sydney, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Anaheim, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oceanside Pier, Irvine Spectrum Center, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Head to Bergamot Station and Two Rodeofor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Villa. Take a break from Santa Monica with a short trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, see a show at Third Street Promenade, and shop like a local with Rodeo Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Santa Monica takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Six Flags Magic Mountain, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
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.
Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum for their historical value. Head to The Grove and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Montara State Beach (in Montara). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Baker Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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