44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 8 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

8
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sand Harbor and Baldwin Beach. Bring the kids along to Van Sickle Bi-State Park and Stream Profile Chamber. Venture out of the city with trips to Northstar California (in Truckee) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). On the 26th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, and explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe online journey builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Salt Lake City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Bodie State Historic Park, Sand Harbor, Northstar California
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

7
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Take a break from the city and head to Deer Valley Resort and American Fork Canyon. Family-friendly places like Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Utah's Hogle Zoo will thrill your kids. Step out of Salt Lake City with an excursion to Park City Mountain Resort in Park City--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, stop by Trolley Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, you will find days in Salt Lake City are slightly colder (4°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

American Fork, Park City, Thanksgiving Point, Lagoon Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
American Fork Canyon ©
American Fork Canyon
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©

9
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Teton and Grand Loop Road. Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Yellowstone National Park. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Lone Star Geyser, Midway Geyser Basin, & more) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding of the past and present with National Museum of Wildlife Art, steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, take in the views from Snake River Bridge, and look for gifts at Lee's Tees.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in January: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around -5°C and lows are around -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Snake River Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in January, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

10
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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