20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Joshua Tree
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 15​min
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
Sydney

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. 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 October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Carmel vacation builder tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. October in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Nature

2
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then hike along Wawona Meadow, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carmel in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree ©
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree holiday tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Joshua Tree in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Joshua Tree, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keys Ranch
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Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then stop by Barneys New York, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at The Mirage, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip site .

You can drive from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Casinos
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orlando route tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Orlando by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

#Shopping, #Nightlife, #Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning app .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning app .

Getting from New York City to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hermosa Beach Pier and Cabrillo Beach. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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