26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
11
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Fort Funston National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Las Vegas Temple, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): feel the romance at Little Church of the West, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Angel's Landing and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 10th (Tue), get great views at Fairyland Point, then stroll through Rim Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in March, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

2
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Gifford Homestead, then hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then explore the ancient world of Anasazi State Park Museum.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Anasazi State Park Museum
Highlights from your plan
Anasazi State Park Museum ©
Anasazi State Park Museum
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

2
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 14th (Sat), hike along White Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook and then explore the stunning scenery at The Needles.

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

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in March: high temperatures in Canyonlands National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
White Rim Trail ©
White Rim Trail
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Moki Dugway, stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley road trip planning site .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in March, expect nights in Monument Valley to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Las Vegas Temple, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Little Church of the West and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in Las Vegas hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, stroll through Hudson River Greenway, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and get outside with West Side Community Garden.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, you will find days in New York City are cooler (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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