31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Red Bluff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Susanville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
car:  3​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lone Pine
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and then gain insight at Marine Mammal Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In July, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sacramento trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Sacramento are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Red Bluff.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries Parks Outdoors

1
night
Red Bluff

Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff is a city in and the county seat of Tehama County, California, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), stop by Olive Pit, then do a tasting at New Clairvaux Vineyard, and then tee off at Sevillano Links. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Shasta State Historic Park, snap pictures at Sundial Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethel Church.

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You can drive from Sacramento to Red Bluff in 2.5 hours. In July, Red Bluff is somewhat warmer than Sacramento - with highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Susanville.

Things to do in Red Bluff

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Redding, Corning, New Clairvaux Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Bay Exploration Park ©
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
New Clairvaux Vineyard ©
New Clairvaux Vineyard
Bethel Church ©
Bethel Church

2
nights
Susanville

Susanville ©
Susanville is the county seat of Lassen County, California, United States. On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lassen Historical Museum, then try your luck at Diamond Mountain Casino, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Susanville Ranch Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Susanville route planner.

You can drive from Red Bluff to Susanville in 2 hours. Traveling from Red Bluff in July, things will get slightly colder in Susanville: highs are around 36°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Susanville

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Susanville Ranch Park ©
Susanville Ranch Park
Lassen Historical Museum ©
Lassen Historical Museum

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vikingsholm and Nevada State Capitol Building. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nevada Beach Campground and Lakeside Beach. Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Incline Village (Burnt Cedar Beach, Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail, & more), Fourth Ward School Museum (in Virginia City) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Truckee). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Susanville to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Susanville in July, expect South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Incline Village, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, River Rafting & Tubing, D.L. Bliss State Park, Nevada Beach Campground
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach

2
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.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
day
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lone Pine online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Lone Pine by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Lone Pine hover around 42°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Fort Mohave to see Willow Beach about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas travel site .

Drive from Lone Pine to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lone Pine in August, plan for much hotter nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
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.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Shores Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Africa and Beyond. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Seaport Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Get some historical perspective at Castello di Amorosa and Alcatraz Island. Get outdoors at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Safari West. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa). See some other sides of San Francisco: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Patrick Amiot, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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