34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Tahoe City
— 1 night
bus + bus:  6​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Lake Powell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
12
Los Angeles
— 4 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sonoma Canopy Tours, Golden Gate Rides Bike Rentals & Tours, Twin Peaks, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online holiday planner .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around 15°C. You will leave for South Lake Tahoe on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Sonoma Canopy Tours
Highlights from your plan
China Beach ©
China Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayak Tahoe, River Runners, Lake Tahoe Balloons, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach and get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

River Runners
Highlights from your plan
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Kayak Tahoe ©
Kayak Tahoe

1
night
Tahoe City

Tahoe City
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tahoe City trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, plan for little chillier nights in Tahoe City, with lows around -3°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ARTA River Trips, Half Dome, Yosemite Guide Service, and other attractions you added. Get outdoors at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Tunnel View. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off toDeath Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Groveland
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller and then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Las Vegas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art ©
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zion National Park: Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor (in Virgin), Pine Valley Chapel (in Pine Valley) and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (in Parowan).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Zion National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, Pine Valley Chapel
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs ©
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park route planning site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Marble Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Spooky Gulch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Peekaboo Gulch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lake Powell, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Escalante, Glen Canyon Dam, Lone Rock Beach, Marble Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Lone Rock Beach ©
Lone Rock Beach
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam
Marble Canyon ©
Marble Canyon

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guardian Angel Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Little Church of the West, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic
Guardian Angel Cathedral ©
Guardian Angel Cathedral

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway are in your itinerary. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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