34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21 h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, and stroll through Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 8th (Thu), deepen your understanding at Palm Springs Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest, thendelve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum. On your second day here, stop by Brandini Toffee and then explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 49°C and lows reach 31°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

LEGOLAND California, Star Park, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Los Angeles trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
San Francisco

On the 18th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, thenpush the limits with RocketBoat, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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