43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Chinle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to China Ranch Date Farm (in Tecopa) and Overton (Mouse's Tank & Fire Wave). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Overton, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, China Ranch Date Farm
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
China Ranch Date Farm ©
China Ranch Date Farm

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.
Visiting Zion National Park and Angel's Landing will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Narrows and East Rim Trail. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Canyon Overlook Trail. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Zion National Park to be colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and Tonto Trail. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, head outdoors with Shoshone Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in April: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wupatki National Monument and Devil's Bridge Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walnut Canyon National Monument and Renee Taylor Gallery. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), hike along Airport Mesa, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chinle.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

3
nights
Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Antelope House Ruin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Canyon del Muerto. Venture out of the city with trips to Monument Valley (Wildcat Trail & Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park). There's much more to do: hike along White House Ruins Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Hope Arch, and take a memorable drive along South Rim Drive.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinle itinerary planner .

Getting from Sedona to Chinle by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sedona in April, with highs in Chinle at 21°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

5
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Delicate Arch. Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Lions Park. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Double Arch in Arches National Park, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Amasa Back Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Valley Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moab vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Chinle to Moab takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Chinle in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Zuma and Trancas Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Farm Sanctuary Animal Acres.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Getting from Moab to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moab in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Zuma and Trancas Canyons, Farm Sanctuary Animal Acres

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, steep yourself in history at The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, and then trek along Bluff Trail. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read San Simeon journey builder app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in San Simeon to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Monterey Bay and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Big Sur (McWay Falls & Partington Cove). Spend the 13th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, make a trip to Lovers Point, explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive, and examine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary site .

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Lovers Point
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bridalveil Fall and El Capitan. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Sonora Pass (in Dardanelle), Mono Basin Historical Society (in Lee Vining) and Food Tours (in San Francisco). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Sonora Pass, Mono Basin Historical Society, Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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