22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tahoma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Mount Shasta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
10
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On your second day here, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in San Diego to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 22nd (Fri), hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mammoth Lakes, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Panorama Trail, stroll through Wawona Meadow, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
Tahoma

Tahoma ©
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoma in 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tahoma, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Tahoma

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

1
night
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Kings Creek Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Bumpass Hell.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lassen Volcanic National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Tahoma to Lassen Volcanic National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Kings Creek Falls ©
Kings Creek Falls

1
night
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Castle Crags State Park and then contemplate the geological forces at Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Shasta day trip planner.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Mount Shasta in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mount Shasta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Castle Crags State Park
Highlights from your plan
Castle Crags State Park ©
Castle Crags State Park

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery and then savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa.

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You can drive from Mount Shasta to Calistoga in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, daytime highs in Calistoga are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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 San Gregorio State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Calistoga in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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