24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

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24 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online driving holiday 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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and then have fun at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

5
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.
On the 27th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from San Diego, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online attractions 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 do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, and then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Seattle at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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