49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Williams
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Park City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Vernal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Scottsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Tucson
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
16
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Radiator Springs Racers. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World, let the kids burn off some steam at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and laugh and play at Downtown Disney.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary maker website .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In September, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster make great kid-friendly stops. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Roy Purcell's murals, do a tasting at Cella Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Desert Diamond Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Colbaugh Processing Inc. The source for Kingman Turquoise.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kingman online travel route planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Kingman in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kingman, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Kingman

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Roy Purcell's murals, Colbaugh Processing Inc. The source for Kingman Turquoise
Highlights from your plan
Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery
Cella Winery ©
Cella Winery
Roy Purcell's murals ©
Roy Purcell's murals

2
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at The Gallery in Williams, then play a few rounds at Elephant Rocks at Williams, and then examine the collection at Return to the 50s. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Grand Canyon Deer Farm, then have fun at Big Toy Playground, and then take in breathtaking views at Sycamore Canyon.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Williams trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kingman to Williams in 2 hours. In October, Williams is slightly colder than Kingman - with highs of 22°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Return to the 50s
Highlights from your plan
Big Toy Playground ©
Big Toy Playground
Grand Canyon Deer Farm ©
Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Elephant Rocks at Williams ©
Elephant Rocks at Williams

6
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Williams in October, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, stroll through Angel's Landing, get great views at Observation Point, and trek along Canyon Overlook Trail.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 17th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, shop like a local with McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Provo City Center Temple, explore the stunning scenery at Provo Canyon, and then admire all the interesting features of Temple Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Park City trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Zion National Park to Park City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Park City: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Park City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provo, Salt Lake City
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Provo City Center Temple ©
Provo City Center Temple

2
nights
Vernal

Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Moonshine Arch, and then hike along Jones Hole Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vernal visit planner.

Traveling by car from Park City to Vernal takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Jones Hole Trail
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Moonshine Arch ©
Moonshine Arch

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of Moab to go to Canyonlands National Park and see Grand View Point Overlook, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, explore the stunning scenery at Canyonlands National Park, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moab road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Moab takes 4 hours. Traveling from Vernal in October, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand View Point Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, then take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, then admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway, and finally trek along Wildcat Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Muley Point Overlook, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Photography Tours
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

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nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Sedona (911 Memorial, Chapel of the Holy Cross, & more) and Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale). There's still lots to do: have fun at Flagstaff Extreme.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff day trip planning app .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Flagstaff in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in October: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 21°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sedona, Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsdale: Horseback Riding Tours (in Phoenix) and Chandler (Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery & KOLI Equestrian Center). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale online trip builder .

Drive from Flagstaff to Scottsdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in October, things will get much warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix, Chandler
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reid Park Zoo, take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and then get to know the resident critters at Funny Foot Farm and Tucson Petting Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and then test your problem-solving skills at Will You Escape?.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tucson trip builder app .

Drive from Scottsdale to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Tucson when traveling from Scottsdale in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Reid Park Zoo ©
Reid Park Zoo

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, and then make a trip to Frey House II.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs route builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Palm Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tucson in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Palm Springs, with lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Eureka Peak
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Frey House II ©
Frey House II

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