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 + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 16th (Mon): hike along Tuolumne Meadows and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our San Francisco planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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 with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
High Roller ©
High Roller

4
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 26th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 29th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, then look and learn at Lowell Observatory, and finally stop by Crystal Magic.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip builder tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In September in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Fun & Games Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory
Crystal Magic ©
Crystal Magic

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Chase Field, then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Phoenix trip maker .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Chase Field ©
Chase Field

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 Phoenix in September, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car 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

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles route planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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