17 days in United States & Brisbane Region Itinerary

17 days in United States & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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17 days in United States & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
2
Anaheim, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 7th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz ©
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

2
nights
Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania! and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim travel tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Brisbane to Anaheim takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect nights in Anaheim to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

3
nights
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder website .

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than San Diego - with highs of 8°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then make a trip to The Strip.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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