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:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  11​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, take a leisurely stroll along Main Beach, and then kick back and relax at Laguna Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Tonto Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Inner Canyon. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail Head. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Helicopter Tours in Boulder City, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail Head ©
Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail Head

3
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 11th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then stroll through Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Wawona Meadow. There's still lots to do: hike along May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Gaylor Lake.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in May; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 21°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Head and Miramar Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Montara State Beach (in Montara), Point Reyes Seashore National Park (in Point Reyes Station) and Bean Hollow State Beach (in Pescadero). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Drakes Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Head, Bean Hollow State Beach, Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach

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