27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and then explore the galleries of Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix. In December in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza ©
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

4
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.
On the 21st (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Lookout Studio, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 7°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get your game on at Dig This, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To plan Las Vegas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are much warmer (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Dig This ©
Dig This

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Family-friendly places like Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To plan Seattle vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

Similar Plans

31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 46 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans