23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Visiting Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Timken Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and see the interesting displays at Visions Art Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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 outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. On the 19th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Powell Point, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in September since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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