33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
13
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
14
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 2nd (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally stop by Bergamot Station. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Santa Monica. In June, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 4th (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego route maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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 12th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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 out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions planning tool .

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 take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Big Sur in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Big Sur at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 21st (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find out how to plan a trip to Napa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mendocino Area Parks Association and then cruise along Mendocino Coast.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mendocino trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Napa to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Napa in June, expect nights in Mendocino to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Area Parks Association ©
Mendocino Area Parks Association

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mendocino to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mendocino in June, plan for cooler days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, hike along Forest Park, then meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portland travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Portland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in June, expect Portland to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally look for gifts at Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Seattle to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 7°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall