21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with a short trip to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach and listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In July, Los Angeles is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

4
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.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like China Beach and Fort Funston National Park. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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