21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h
1
Anaheim
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  5​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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day
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 21st (Sun), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online itinerary creator.

Brisbane, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Anaheim, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in May: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then catch a ride on Cable Cars. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and then explore the world behind art at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and subway from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for little chillier nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

4
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Gaylor Lake will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lembert Dome and May Lake Trailhead. Spend the 27th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Half Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 0°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): hike along Mount Whitney and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney

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 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

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

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visiting Topanga State Park and Bronson Caves will get you outdoors. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center Publications, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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