33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yermo
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
13
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
15
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
17
Honolulu
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Melbourne

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as A-List Hollywood Tours. On the 25th (Sun), go sightseeing with A-List Hollywood Tours and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
A-List Hollywood Tours ©
A-List Hollywood Tours
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Downtown Disney. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim itinerary builder app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In August, daytime highs in Anaheim are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town San Diego State Historic Park as well as USS Midway Museum. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yermo.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

few
hours
Yermo

Yermo ©
Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. You've now added Calico Ghost Town to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yermo day trip website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Yermo takes 3 hours. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yermo, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yermo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Hoover Dam, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, get your game on at The Roller Coaster, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation maker .

You can drive from Yermo to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Death Valley National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.
Highlights from your plan
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are colder (3°C). On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park ©
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online holiday planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

few
hours
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 14th (Sat), take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive and then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then walk around Dennis the Menace Park, and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 16th (Mon), snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Big Sur to San Simeon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Big Sur in September, you will find days in San Simeon are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Pacific Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Pacific Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip builder website .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Santa Monica. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Park ©
Pacific Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, make a trip to Polynesian Cultural Center, and walk around Kualoa Regional Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Honolulu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kualoa Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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