24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Anaheim
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 21st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

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 tram. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): cruise along Tioga Pass and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, and take in a show at Bellagio Fountains.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sun), hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, things will get much hotter in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Enjoy Los Angeles some more: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In January, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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