26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  8​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Kingman
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Anaheim
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Thu), engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then walk around Crissy Field, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sentinel Dome and Four Mile Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and snap pictures at Pohono Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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 (Tue): have fun at The Range 702 and then get your game on at Dig This.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Dig This ©
Dig This
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunset Point and Bryce Amphitheatre. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Under-the-Rim Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Watchman Trail, then hike along Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Zion National Park sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tusayan.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, and then stroll through Grandview Trail.

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You can drive from Zion National Park to Tusayan in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in September; daily highs in Tusayan reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Grandview Trail ©
Grandview Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Roy Purcell's murals, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride, Arizona, then take an in-depth tour of Mohave Museum of History and Arts, then stroll around Metcalf Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Giganticus Headicus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kingman sightseeing app .

You can drive from Tusayan to Kingman in 3 hours. In September, Kingman is a bit warmer than Tusayan - with highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Kingman

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chloride
Highlights from your plan
Metcalf Park ©
Metcalf Park
Mohave Museum of History and Arts ©
Mohave Museum of History and Arts
Giganticus Headicus ©
Giganticus Headicus

5
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Explore hidden gems such as Santa Monica State Beach and El Matador State Beach. Family-friendly places like Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will thrill your kids. Step out of Santa Monica to go to Agua Dulce and see Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, and stroll around Palisades Park.

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Explore your travel options from Kingman to Santa Monica with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingman to Santa Monica is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kingman in September, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

El Matador State Beach, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness and Castle Rock Trail 1W03. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach), The Wedge (in Newport Beach) and Lake Fulmor (in Idyllwild). There's much more to do: get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, catch some excitement at Star Wars Launch Bay, get to know the resident critters at Big Thunder Ranch, and get some jogging in at Alpine Pedal Path.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in September: highs in Anaheim hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Idyllwild, Big Bear Lake, Keller Peak Fire Lookout, Victoria Beach, The Wedge
Highlights from your plan
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
Lake Fulmor ©
Lake Fulmor

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