15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and Alcatraz Island. Appreciate the collections at The Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online itinerary creator.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then try your luck at The Venetian. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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The Strip ©
The Strip
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

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