23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and wander the streets of The Strip.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Las Vegas is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cerreta Candy Co., McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides
Cerreta Candy Co. ©
Cerreta Candy Co.

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Phoenix to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are colder (30°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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