19 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

19 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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19 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  16​h
Los Angeles, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Portland, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Brisbane, Australia

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Los Angeles, United States

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 6th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

1
day
San Diego, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
days
Las Vegas, United States

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 8th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip site .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
days
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. There's more to do: get great views at Lookout Studio.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
days
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online attractions planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

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International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

3
days
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Granville Island and Gastown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Kitsilano Beach and Vancouver Seawall. Step out of Vancouver with an excursion to Shannon Falls Provincial Park in Squamish--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park and contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay.

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Fly from Portland to Vancouver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

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Shannon Falls Provincial Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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