28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21 h
1
Salt Lake City
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
St. George
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Sydney

9
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Family-friendly places like Utah's Hogle Zoo and Museum of Natural Curiosity will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Cottonwood Canyon and The Tabernacle. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Ogden (George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park & Treehouse Children's Museum), Doughnut Falls (in North Salt Lake) and Provo (Seven Peaks Resort Water Park & Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at AQUA x ZONE, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaQuest Utah, and have fun and explore at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Salt Lake City is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get much warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. George.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Provo, Ogden, Cherry Hill Water Park, Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, North Forty Escapes
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Doughnut Falls ©
Doughnut Falls
Utah's Hogle Zoo ©
Utah's Hogle Zoo
North Forty Escapes ©
North Forty Escapes

3
nights
St. George

St. George ©
St. Kids will enjoy Pioneer Park and St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Explore hidden gems such as St. George Children's Museum and St. George Tabernacle. The adventure continues: walk around Town Square Park, let little ones run wild at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park, take in the exciting artwork at Kayenta Art Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Red Hills Desert Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. George tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to St. George takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in St. George, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in St. George

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park
St. George Children's Museum ©
St. George Children's Museum
Thunder Junction All Abilities Park ©

4
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 appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lion Habitat Ranch. Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Battlefield Vegas. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get your game on at Dig This, enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from St. George to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. George to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. George in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Lion Habitat Ranch ©
Lion Habitat Ranch
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and South Carlsbad State Beach will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and Moonlight State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and kick back and relax at Windansea Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crystal Cove and Heisler Park. Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Newport Beach and see Newport Beach, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online visit planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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