26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  8 h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Kingman
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Thu), get curious at California Academy of Sciences, stroll through Alcatraz Island, thensee the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, walk around Crissy Field, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Capitan and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at The Range 702 and then get your game on at Dig This.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online visit planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 17.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Dig This ©
Dig This

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Navajo Loop Trail. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Under-the-Rim Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, get great views at Farview Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Under-the-Rim Trail ©
Under-the-Rim Trail

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.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Watchman Trail, thenhike along Riverside Walk, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, thentrek along Hermit Trail, thentake in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum. Keep things going the next day: cruise along East Rim Drive, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, and then hike along Grandview Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tusayan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Tusayan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tusayan: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Grandview Trail ©
Grandview Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Roy Purcell's murals, take in the pleasant sights at Chloride, Arizona, take an in-depth tour of Mohave Museum of History and Arts, thenwalk around Metcalf Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Giganticus Headicus.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kingman online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Kingman takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tusayan in September; daily highs in Kingman reach 37°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Kingman

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chloride
Highlights from your plan
Metcalf Park ©
Metcalf Park
Mohave Museum of History and Arts ©
Mohave Museum of History and Arts
Giganticus Headicus ©
Giganticus Headicus

5
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kids will enjoy Santa Monica State Beach and 26-Mile Bike Path. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Third Street Promenade and South Bay Bicycle Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area (in Agua Dulce) and El Matador State Beach (in Malibu). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Monica trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Kingman to Santa Monica with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kingman in September, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, El Matador State Beach
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castle Rock Trail 1W03 and Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Attractions like Alpine Pedal Path and Soarin' Around The World make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: The Wedge (in Newport Beach), Idyllwild (Lake Fulmor & Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness) and Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, experience the excitement of Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and get your game on at The VOID.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip builder.

Drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Idyllwild, Big Bear Lake, Keller Peak Fire Lookout, The Wedge, Victoria Beach
Highlights from your plan
Soarin' Around The World ©
Soarin' Around The World
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center
Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness ©

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