7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + shuttle:  19​h 45​min
1
Santa Cruz
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Santa Cruz is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove ©
Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Half Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wawona vacation planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Wawona in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wawona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley road trip site .

You can drive from Wawona to Monument Valley in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wawona to Monument Valley is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wawona in October: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Shopping
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Monument Valley to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monument Valley to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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