26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Port Macquarie
Fly:  27​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  20​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Port Macquarie

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lion Habitat Ranch. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel planner .

Port Macquarie, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Macquarie to Las Vegas is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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. On the 9th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Monument Valley trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Monument Valley in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Monument Valley hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toColorado Springs.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Bring the kids along to Battlefield Colorado and North Pole - Santa's Workshop. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Pikes Peak, learn about all things military at National Museum-World War II Aviation, examine the collection at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Colorado Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Monument Valley in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel In the Hills.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rapid City tour builder site .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Rapid City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

4
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Family-friendly places like Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Ice Arena will thrill your kids. Let the collections at Wyman Living History Museum and Museum of Northwest Colorado capture your imagination. When in Steamboat Springs, make a side trip to see Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, look for gifts at F M Light & Sons, and explore the galleries of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rapid City to Steamboat Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Craig, Grand Encampment Museum
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and El Capitan. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Yosemite National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Steamboat Springs to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Simeon, with lows of 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Shopping

Side Trip

Brown Butter Cookie Company
Highlights from your plan
Brown Butter Cookie Company ©
Brown Butter Cookie Company

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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