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:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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4
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Grove ©
The Grove
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Downtown Disney to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Newport Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victoria Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Lego Store and then make a trip to Downtown Disney.

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Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Irvine Spectrum Center, Victoria Beach, Newport Beach
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Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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 the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online journey planner .

Getting from Anaheim to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Anaheim in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then don't miss a visit to Powell Point, then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey maker site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Sonoma to see Sonoma Coast State Beach about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

7
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visiting Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument will get you outdoors. Visit Kailua Beach Park and Kapiolani Regional Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, & more) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu itinerary maker tool .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Swim with Dolphins, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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