22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica day trip planning site .

Brisbane, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and tram; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get little chillier in Santa Monica: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes All Star Showbiz Tours, Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Hollywood & Highland. Visit Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Del Rey Beach and Royal Palms State Beach. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Whimsic Alley.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 9th (Tue), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online driving holiday planner .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Bring the kids along to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mission Beach Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Black's Beach and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), stop by Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, experience rural life at Shamrock Farms, and then perfect your strike at Lucky Strike Phoenix.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shamrock Farms, Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar
Highlights from your plan
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
Lucky Strike Phoenix ©
Lucky Strike Phoenix
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar ©
Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then stroll through Tonto Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip app .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in April; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 19°C and lows reach -2°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Tonto Trail ©
Tonto Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas. Traveling from Flagstaff in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (16°C). You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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