21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Red River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Titanic. Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Cable Car Museum. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 1st (Fri), grab your bike and head to Steamboat Ski Resort and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge and then take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online vacation builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Steamboat Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Steamboat Springs. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Steamboat Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Steamboat Springs to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June; daily highs in Durango reach 34°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Red River.

Things to do in Durango

Tours
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2
nights
Red River

Red River ©
Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Wild Bills Ski and Snowboard Shop and then hike along Mallette Park Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Red River trip planning site .

Drive from Durango to Red River in 4.5 hours. In June in Red River, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Red River

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Taos
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

4
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Let the collections at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and New Mexico History Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Bandelier National Monument and Loretto Chapel. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Canyon Road, hunt for treasures at Santa Fe Farmers Market, explore the galleries of Tesuque Glass Works, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Red River to Santa Fe takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Red River in June, with highs in Santa Fe at 37°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tesuque Glass Works, Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
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.
On the 10th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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