24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Adelaide

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (The Disney Gallery & Disneyland Park) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, stop by Fountains at Roseville, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn, and finally see the interesting displays at Auburn Joss House Chinese Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento journey planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Auburn, Fountains at Roseville
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Old Town Auburn ©
Old Town Auburn

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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Titanic capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try your luck at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from Sacramento to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sacramento in April, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

2
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.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, then view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. On the next day, admire the striking features of Angelus Temple, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Rodeo Drive, Bergamot Station
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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