41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  24​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
8
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Perth

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Avila Adobe. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stop by The Original Farmers Market, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then identify plant and animal life at Sherman Library & Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Huntington Beach online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. In October in Huntington Beach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Sherman Library & Gardens ©
Sherman Library & Gardens
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Visit Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Anaheim GardenWalk or Shoreline Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's more to do: browse the different shops at The Outlets at Orange and get engrossed in the history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim road trip tool .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Huntington Beach. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove, The Outlets at Orange, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Outlets at Orange ©
The Outlets at Orange
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy Mercatofor plenty of shopping. USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in October, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Strip, take a memorable tour with Tours, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 21st (Sun), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in a show at Hopi House, and then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

1
night
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 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then soothe aching muscles at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. Step out of San Francisco to go to Santa Rosa and see Safari West, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carmel itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In November in Carmel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Carpinteria State Beach and Ventura Pier and Promenade. Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Beach and Ojai Meadows Preserve. Take a break from Santa Barbara with a short trip to Bart's Books in Ojai, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and shop like a local with State Street.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ojai, Carpinteria State Beach, Butterfly Beach, Ventura Pier and Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica Mountains. Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Santa Monica with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, stop by Bergamot Station, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier