25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Lake Powell
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  7​h
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Mary Magdalen Chapel (in Camarillo), Santa Barbara (Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, & more) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Santa Monica, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Santa Monica at 26°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Malibu, St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

3
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 6th (Sat), discover the magic at Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Santa Monica to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Huntington Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, then delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Frey House II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at VillageFest, then look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living, and then admire the landmark architecture of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip website .

Getting from Anaheim to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in June, plan for much warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 48°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

few
hours
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): cruise along Geology Tour Road.

Before you visit Joshua Tree National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors

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 10th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

few
hours
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lake Powell travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Lake Powell takes 6 hours. In June, Lake Powell is somewhat warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to Las Vegas. Traveling from Lake Powell to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lake Powell in June, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Wed), cruise along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
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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 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls and then trek along Mariposa Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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