27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Carlsbad
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Anaheim
— 16 nights
flight:  16​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

few
hours
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.
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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 20th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

4
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Bring the kids along to LEGOLAND California and Sea Life Aquarium. Explore Carlsbad's surroundings by going to San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Annie's Canyon Trail (in Solana Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Batiquitos Lagoon, and wander the streets of Carlsbad Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad trip site .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Carlsbad takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Carlsbad reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Anaheim.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Annie's Canyon Trail, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California
Dolphin & Whale Watching

16
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach), Laguna Beach (Crystal Cove & Heisler Park) and Newport Beach (Newport Beach, Balboa Island, & more). And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, get in on the family fun at Adventure City, catch some excitement at Pirates of the Caribbean, and let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim travel route site .

Traveling by train from Carlsbad to Anaheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlsbad in October, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Vietnam War Memorial, Knott's Berry Farm, Huntington Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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