36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Glen Ellen
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
5
New York City
— 5 nights
6
Louisville
— 1 night
7
Nashville
— 5 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & Crocker Art Museum). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, trek along Lands End, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glen Ellen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

2
nights
Glen Ellen

Glen Ellen ©
Glen Ellen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Oxbow Public Market, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, thenlearn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glen Ellen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Glen Ellen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Glen Ellen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glen Ellen

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oakville, Napa, Castello di Amorosa, Modus Operandi Cellars
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Balloon Rides
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Titanic. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and The LINQ Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Helicopter Tours (in Henderson) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glen Ellen to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Glen Ellen - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Helicopter Tours, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
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Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection

4
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Get some historical perspective at St. Louis Cathedral and Royal Street. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

5
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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at New York Public Library and The Met Cloisters. Venture out of the city with trips to Philadelphia (Philadelphia Museum of Art & Independence National Historical Park) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and take an in-depth tour of KGB Espionage Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning site.

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in New York City to be much colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Philadelphia, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, thenexamine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville visit planner.

You can fly from New York City to Louisville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Louisville to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Nashville and Belle Meade Plantation. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Cheekwood will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (McLemore House, Carnton, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, admire the striking features of The Parthenon, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Start your trip to Nashville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. May in Nashville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

6
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.
The Getty Center and Petersen Automotive Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Old Town Temecula (in Temecula), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, visit Carlsbad Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker website.

You can fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carlsbad, Old Town Temecula, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Oceanside Pier
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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