Route & dates
23 days in United States Itinerary
Dallas— 4 nights
Fly: 4h 45min
Las Vegas— 3 nights
Fly + train: 3h 30min
Los Angeles— 5 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
San Diego— 4 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
San Francisco— 4 nights
Fly: 20h 15min
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Grand Saline Salt Palace and Dinosaur World will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Granbury City Beach (in Granbury), First Monday Trade Days (in Canton) and Dinosaur Valley State Park (in Glen Rose). There's more to do: wander the streets of Bishop Arts District.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner.
Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
Things to do in Dallas
Glen Rose, Grand Saline Salt Palace, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, First Monday Trade Days, Granbury City Beach
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 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then wander the streets of The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner.
You can fly from Dallas to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas. In September, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.
Things to do in Las Vegas
City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission San Juan Capistrano and Camarillo Premium Outlets. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, browse the different shops at The Grove, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.
Do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Disney California Adventure Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano
America's Finest City
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.Your inner history buff will appreciate Oceanside Pier and Mount Soledad. Visiting La Jolla Shores Park and Point Loma will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.
For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego custom trip planner.
Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Things to do in San Diego
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Amorosa and Alcatraz Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Waddell State Beach and V. Sattui. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Union Square, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and stroll through Rodeo Beach.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco custom trip planner.
You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 15°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in San Francisco
Castello di Amorosa, Rodeo Beach, V. Sattui, Point Isabel, Waddell State Beach
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