26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Truckee
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, trek along Lands End, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Stinson Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation builder site .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Loxton Winery, learn about winemaking at Wellington Cellars, do a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, do a tasting at Whitehall Lane Winery, then do a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works, and finally learn about winemaking at Flora Springs - The Room. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at Landmark Vineyards, then do a tasting at VJB Cellars, then learn about winemaking at B. Wise Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Muscardini Cellars.

Plan my St. Helena trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Landmark Vineyards ©
Landmark Vineyards

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Mission San Juan Bautista, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along 17-Mile Drive, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Monterey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from St. Helena in July, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer State Beach, Mission San Juan Bautista
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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.
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and finally get great views at Washburn Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 8th (Wed), take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee, admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then have fun and explore at KidZone Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Truckee River Winery. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Tahoe City Field Station and then go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Truckee sightseeing planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Truckee, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Tahoe City Field Station
Highlights from your plan
Truckee River Winery ©
Truckee River Winery
KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park travel website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Zion National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Truckee to Zion National Park. In July, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Truckee - with highs of 40°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Trailview Overlook, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, then get great views at Shoshone Point, and finally admire all the interesting features of Moran Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, then pause for some photo ops at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

6
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 off the beaten path and head to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Counts Kustoms. Get outdoors at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planner.

Drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Willow Beach, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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