25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  26​h
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Big Sur
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
La Quinta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Perth

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and Fort Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Montara State Beach (in Montara) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero, and wander the streets of Nob Hill.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in April, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Golf
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then trek along Partington Cove.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur visit planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Big Sur when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Venice Canals Walkway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Quinta.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
La Quinta

La Quinta ©
La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio. On the 19th (Fri), try your luck at Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa, then contemplate the long history of Sunnylands, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The River at Rancho Mirage. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at La Quinta Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town La Quinta, and then tee off at PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Quinta trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to La Quinta in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in La Quinta

#Historic Sites, #Golf, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rancho Mirage
Highlights from your plan
Old Town La Quinta ©
Old Town La Quinta
Sunnylands ©
Sunnylands
PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course ©
PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course

2
nights
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 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from La Quinta to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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