30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Dallas
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 15​min
9
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
San Antonio
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
11
Houston
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Marfa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
14
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
San Jose
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
16
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Diego. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Death Valley National Park. On the 9th (Fri), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
You'll explore and learn at Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Visiting Rim Trail and Yaki Point will get you outdoors. On the 12th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 16°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In March, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe route planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In March in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip maker website .

Fly from Santa Fe to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Oklahoma City. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Oklahoma City, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
Highlights from your plan

few
hours
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip website .

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in March: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Austin online route planner .

You can fly from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Austin are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Harry Ransom Center ©
Harry Ransom Center
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Houston trip builder site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Houston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

1
night
Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marfa tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Houston to Marfa. Traveling from Houston in March, expect colder with lows of 1°C in Marfa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Presidio County Courthouse ©
Presidio County Courthouse

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along Wawona Meadow, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Marfa to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marfa to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marfa in March, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 14°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Jose trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in San Jose, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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 Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Jose to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Jose - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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