36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Houston
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

6
days
Houston

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Take a break from the city and head to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Water Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site and George Ranch Historical Park. Venture out of the city with trips to St Francis Wolf Sanctuary (in Montgomery) and Houston Premium Outlets (in Cypress). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Willliams Tower, examine the collection at Houston Museum of Natural Science, and contemplate the long history of Sam Houston Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip builder

Sydney, Australia to Houston is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Houston, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Houston at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, Houston Premium Outlets, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, George Ranch Historical Park
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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary ©
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site ©

9
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Will Rogers State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner

Traveling by flight from Houston to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Gaylor Lake. On the 15th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and trek along Merced Grove.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

10
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Popular historic sites such as City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and Grace Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker website

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Point Reyes Seashore National Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Tomales Bay State Park, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Safari West
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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