25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  14 h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and China Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through The Embarcadero.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

7
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and Hamilton Grange National Memorial are in your itinerary. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Lido Beach (in Lido Beach), Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 11:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get advice or help at Annenberg Community Beach House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Hammer Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online travel route planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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