25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
8
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Park, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Japanese Tea Garden and China Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey day trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Monterey is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): experience rural life at The Luffa Farm, then walk around Dinosaur Caves Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, and finally take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Luffa Farm
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Dinosaur Caves Park ©
Dinosaur Caves Park
The Luffa Farm ©
The Luffa Farm

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and finally get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Pismo Beach in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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 29th (Sun): discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anaheim attractions planner .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In September, daytime highs in Anaheim are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Huntington Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. There's lots more to do: try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego, meet the residents at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning site .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Diego

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

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sedona road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Diego to Sedona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Sedona. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in October since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tusayan.

Things to do in Sedona

Scenic Drive Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park
Spas

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 7th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tusayan online trip planner .

Drive from Sedona to Tusayan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Tusayan are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Tusayan

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Pipe Creek Vista ©
Pipe Creek Vista

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, push the limits with an extreme tour, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tusayan in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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