51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 13 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Half Moon Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + train + tram:  4​h 15​min
7
Pasadena
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

13
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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The National Atomic Testing Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City), Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). Spend the 22nd (Fri) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 28°C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off toSedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County Heritage Museum
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Bearizona Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Head to The Hike House and Psychic Readings by Nirupfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Winslow to see Meteor Crater about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, buy something for everyone on your list at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Sedona to be little chillier, temps between 40°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Meteor Crater, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

7
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.
Let the collections at Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and North Kaibab Trail. On the 2nd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Get some cultural insight at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Bodie State Historic Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 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 little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Pigeon Point Light Station, look for gifts at ARCANGELI GROCERY CO/NORMS MARKET, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Town Historical Society, then identify plant and animal life at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay State Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Half Moon Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Half Moon Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Half Moon Bay to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pescadero, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then contemplate the long history of Cannery Row, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

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Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Carmel, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pasadena.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

2
nights
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Pasadena, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Gamble House, and finally cruise along Colorado Boulevard. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and then explore the striking landscape at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram from Carmel to Pasadena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in July, with highs in Pasadena at 36°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pasadena

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
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Old Pasadena ©
Old Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

12
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Appreciate the collections at Getty Center The Publications and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Mountains, & more), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Have a day of magic on the 26th (Thu) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and stroll through Santa Monica Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Pasadena. When traveling from Pasadena in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jul 20 — Aug 1:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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