50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Waterloo
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Knoxville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary website .

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. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are much warmer (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll through La Jolla Cove, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online day trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Waterloo.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
day
Waterloo

Waterloo ©
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum and then make a splash at Lost Island Water Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Waterloo online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Waterloo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Waterloo. Traveling from San Diego in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Waterloo, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Waterloo

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lost Island Water Park ©
Lost Island Water Park
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum ©
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

2
nights
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited, Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., & more). There's lots more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Waterloo to Chattanooga with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Waterloo in July, expect Chattanooga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, and then make a trip to Market Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville tour planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Knoxville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
Market Square ©
Market Square

7
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and get great views at Half Dome.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Knoxville to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Knoxville, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey road trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

4
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards), Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Fort Ross State Historic Park, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Napa trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Napa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Sonoma, Safari West, Fort Ross State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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