29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Redding
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mount Shasta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kings Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne


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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Travel Town capture your imagination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to General Sherman Tree, then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (McWay Falls & Partington Cove). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, get engrossed in the history at Colton Hall Museum, stop by The Cheese Shop, and admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Redding.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Start your trip to Redding by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Redding takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Monterey, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Redding, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Shasta.
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Sundial Bridge ©
Sundial Bridge

1
night
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Shasta-Trinity National Forest and then admire the majestic nature at Castle Crags State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, then get engrossed in the history at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, and then stop by The Weed Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Shasta day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Redding to Mount Shasta in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Redding in June, expect Mount Shasta to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Weed Store, Castle Crags State Park
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Castle Crags State Park ©
Castle Crags State Park
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum ©
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum
The Weed Store ©
The Weed Store

2
nights
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 26th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lassen Peak and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bumpass Hell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Horse Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lassen Volcanic National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mount Shasta to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kings Beach.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wild Horse Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak

1
night
Kings Beach

Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. On the 28th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kings Beach online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Kings Beach takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kings Beach

Fun & Games Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodie State Historic Park and Vernal Fall. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, trek along Wawona Meadow, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kings Beach to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes travel planning site .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Winter Sports Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Far Fung Places. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 10th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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