36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kingman
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tucson
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: have fun at Battlefield Vegas, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday site .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas is minus 18 hours. In December, Las Vegas is colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, Valley of Fire State Park
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Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

3
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Hackberry General Store. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kingman: Needles (Havasu National Wildlife Refuge & Jack Smith Memorial Park), Laughlin (Grapevine Canyon & Big Bend of the Colorado) and London Bridge (in Lake Havasu City). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingman road trip planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Kingman in 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Kingman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kingman, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Laughlin, Needles, London Bridge, Hackberry General Store
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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge ©
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Hopi Point. The adventure continues: get great views at Grandview Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Grandview Point, and go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

Plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kingman in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and then explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Page travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -1°C in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Airport Mesa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona visit planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Page in January: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Painted Desert, Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Spas

1
night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 7th (Thu), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, then examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, and finally make a trip to Bird Cage Theatre.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone day trip planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Tombstone in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect nights in Tombstone to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums

Side Trip

Queen Mine Tour
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O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sabino Canyon and Kartchner Caverns State Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, and admire all the interesting features of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tucson online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Tucson sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lions, Tigers & Bears and Coronado Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Borrego Springs (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park & Galleta Meadows) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, walk around Cuvier Park - The Wedding Bowl, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Tucson to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tucson to San Diego. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in January since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Wine Tours & Tastings, Oceanside Pier, Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Coronado Bridge
Coronado Bridge
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Santa Barbara (Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Moorten Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Heisler Park
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