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:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
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 30th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then learn about winemaking at Stolpman Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Barbieri Wines. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Olivos
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, then get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Coachella Valley Brewing Company.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. When traveling from Santa Barbara in June, plan for much warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 48°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coachella Valley Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Coachella Valley Brewing Company ©

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sedona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Palm Springs to Sedona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Palm Springs to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, expect Sedona to be a bit cooler, temps between 40°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then appreciate the history behind Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

Plan my trip to Grand Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and then hike along Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, then look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and then learn about winemaking at Porter Creek Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Calistoga holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Calistoga are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Porter Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manzanar National Historic Site and Moro Rock. Explore hidden gems such as General Sherman Tree and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

Discover how to plan a Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Calistoga - with highs of 40°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Tunnel View, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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