18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get your game on at Apocalypse Vegas, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Apocalypse Vegas ©
Apocalypse Vegas

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 8th (Tue), partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip to Jackson Square, then examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 12th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Orlando to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, San Francisco is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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