18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 17°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

2
days
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then explore the activities along San Antonio River, and then stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in San Antonio at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through New Orleans City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Royal Street, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip maker .

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to Taos Pueblo in Taos, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, look for gifts at Davis Mather Folk Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with The Plaza, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Santa Fe, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Taos
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Battlefield Vegas. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Helicopter Tours in Boulder City, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Helicopter Tours

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Golden Gate Park and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then catch a ride on Cable Cars.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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