36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  24​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  7​h
5
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Perth


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3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Hollywood & Highland. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Farmers Market, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Mission Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Carlsbad State Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego route planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. Keep things going the next day: trek along Point Lobos State Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carmel road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Carmel at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Pfeiffer State Beach
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, look for gifts at Boudin at the Wharf, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kids will enjoy Cannon Beach and Astoria Column. Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park. Take a break from Cannon Beach with a short trip to Tillamook Country Smoker in Bay City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanita Beach, hunt for treasures at Cannon Beach Farmers Market, and stop by The Buzz on Broadway.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Cannon Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, Cannon Beach is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Manzanita Beach, Astoria Column, Tillamook Country Smoker
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

5
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Narrows and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs. Head to The Rock Stop and David J West Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

Start your trip to Zion National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cannon Beach to Zion National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cannon Beach in November since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, David J West Gallery, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dead Horse Point State Park and Landscape Arch. Escape the urban bustle at Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace. Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Wolfe Ranch Rock Art, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Back of Beyond Books, see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, and trek along Moab Brand Trails.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Moab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

5
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 the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Lookout Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Canyon Village Marketplace. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park visit site .

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. In December in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 15°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

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