12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sonoma
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Fly
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West Hollywood
— 3 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sonoma.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Sonoma — 2 nights

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, then admire the masterpieces at Hess Persson Estates, and then admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sonoma trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Sonoma dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Arlington.
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Arlington — 2 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sully Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Gari Melchers Home and Studio, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria.

To find out how to plan a trip to Arlington, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sonoma to Arlington in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and subway. Traveling from Sonoma to Arlington, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sonoma in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Arlington. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 1 night

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg and then admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Arlington to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to West Hollywood.
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West Hollywood — 3 nights

West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 9th (Mon), wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then buy something for everyone on your list at Santa Monica Place, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally stop by Fred Segal.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the West Hollywood trip planner.

Fly from Williamsburg to West Hollywood in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Williamsburg to West Hollywood due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Williamsburg in May, plan for a bit cooler days in West Hollywood, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Sonoma County travel guide

4.8
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.
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Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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