24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Anaheim
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): cruise along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
North Dome ©
North Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, appreciate the history behind The Wave Organ, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 15th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Phoenix online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Phoenix in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Anaheim are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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