28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  6​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
10
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): try out the rides at Downtown Disney and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Anaheim reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Huntington Beach Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. When in Palm Springs, make a side trip to see Off-Road Tours in Palm Desert, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living, hunt for treasures at VillageFest, and get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip maker website .

Getting from Anaheim to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in June, you will find days in Palm Springs are warmer (48°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Museums Parks
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Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Monument Valley tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Monument Valley is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On your second day here, stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lake Powell trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Lake Powell in 6 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect Lake Powell to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake Powell to Las Vegas with the Route module. Traveling from Lake Powell to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Lake Powell - with highs of 46°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder City
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 15th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine and then get great views at Dante's View.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Death Valley National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 43°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then stroll through Mariposa Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Monica: Camarillo (St. Mary Magdalen Chapel & Camarillo Public Library), Santa Barbara (Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, & more) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbon Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip maker site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Carbon Beach, Rodeo Drive
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Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

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Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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