42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Drive:  30​min
Berkeley
— 7 nights
+3
subway + Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
Fort Worth
— 5 nights
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Sydney

10
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and wander the streets of SoMa (South of Market Street).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Berkeley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

6
days
Berkeley

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Berkeley side-trips: Inglenook (in Rutherford), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings, Oxbow Public Market, & more) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, V. Sattui, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, explore and take pictures at University of California, Berkeley, and kick back and relax at Point Isabel.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Berkeley itinerary builder.

Berkeley is just a short distance from San Francisco. September in Berkeley sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Berkeley

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, Oakville, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards

5
days
Fort Worth

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Worth: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden (in Dallas) and iFLY (in Frisco). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Top O' Hill Terrace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Worth Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Globe Life Park in Arlington, and see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, bus, and train from Berkeley to Fort Worth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Berkeley in September: high temperatures in Fort Worth hover around 37°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, iFLY, Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Top O' Hill Terrace
AT&T Stadium

5
days
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder (Flatirons & Pearl Street Mall), Estes Park (Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc & Images of Rocky Mountain National Park) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort Worth to Denver by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Worth in September, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Estes Park, Boulder, Bear Lake, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans
Carousel of Happiness
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

7
days
Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary builder.

You can fly from Denver to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Sightseeing Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market

6
days
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park
Powell's City of Books
Cannon Beach

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