26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
plane:  17​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Orderville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
El Portal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
plane:  19​h
End: Gold Coast

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get in touch with nature at Little Corona Beach and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Family-friendly places like Irvine Regional Park and It's a Small World will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to St.John Vianney Chapel in Balboa Island (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll around Huntington Central Park, let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, get your game on at The VOID, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Disney Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online itinerary planner .

Gold Coast, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in September, with highs in Anaheim at 36°C and lows at 22°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Huntington Central Park, Irvine Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail ©
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Irvine Regional Park ©
Irvine Regional Park

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Fort Verde State Historic Park. Get some historical perspective at The Rosson House Museum and Cosanti Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Verde Valley Archaeology Center (in Camp Verde) and Tonto National Monument (in Roosevelt). There's lots more to do: ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Lookout Mountain Preserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Anaheim in September, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camp Verde, Cosanti Foundation, Tonto National Monument, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Tonto National Monument ©
Tonto National Monument

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Lone Rock Beach and then appreciate the history behind Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Page to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 20°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orderville.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lone Rock Beach, Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

4
nights
Orderville

Orderville ©
Orderville is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Red Hollow Slot Canyon and Yovimpa Point. Take a break from Orderville with a short trip to Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Rock Stop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Orderville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Orderville takes 2 hours. Traveling from Page in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orderville, with lows of 10°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orderville

Nature Trails Parks

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Red Hollow Slot Canyon ©
Red Hollow Slot Canyon
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): walk around Springs Preserve and then see a world frozen in time at Nelson Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): engage your brain at REAL BODIES at Bally's, get outside with Green Valley Range, and then immerse yourself in nature at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Orderville to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Orderville in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nelson Ghost Town, Green Valley Range, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park ©
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Take a break from the city and head to Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and McGee Creek. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crystal Lake trail and Horseshoe Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Minaret Vista, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, stroll through Earthquake Fault, and take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Portal.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park ©
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
Minaret Vista ©
Minaret Vista
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

1
night
El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 20th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Yosemite Cemetery and then get great views at Valley View.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the El Portal road trip website .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to El Portal in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, with highs in El Portal at 35°C and lows at 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in El Portal

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley View ©
Valley View
Pohono Bridge ©
Pohono Bridge

2
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 21st (Sat): stroll around Crissy Field. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tamalpais State Park, then kick back and relax at Stinson Beach, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation website .

Traveling by car from El Portal to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from El Portal in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Mount Tamalpais State Park
Highlights from your plan
Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field
Mount Tamalpais State Park ©
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, enjoy the sea views from Point Vicente Lighthouse, and then walk around Tongva Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Bergamot Station, stroll through South Bay Bicycle Trail, make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then admire the landmark architecture of Shotgun House, and finally get lost in a book at Santa Monica Public Library.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Monica road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark, Point Vicente Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Tongva Park ©
Tongva Park
Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark ©
Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark
Point Vicente Lighthouse ©
Point Vicente Lighthouse

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