13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Modesto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Visalia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Modesto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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Modesto

Modesto ©
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at McHenry Mansion, get engrossed in the history at McHenry Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, then see the interesting displays at Great Valley Museum, and finally trek along Tuolumne River Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Modesto trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Modesto in 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Modesto: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Modesto

Historic Sites Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
McHenry Mansion ©
McHenry Mansion
Great Valley Museum ©
Great Valley Museum
McHenry Museum ©
McHenry Museum

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Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): have fun and explore at ImagineU Children's Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Visalia route tool .

You can drive from Modesto to Visalia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Visalia

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
ImagineU Children's Museum ©
ImagineU Children's Museum

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 11th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at New Life Community Church, stroll around Margo Dodd Park, then kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, and finally stroll around Dinosaur Caves Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach day trip planning website .

You can drive from Visalia to Pismo Beach in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pismo Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Margo Dodd Park ©
Margo Dodd Park
New Life Community Church ©
New Life Community Church
Dinosaur Caves Park ©
Dinosaur Caves Park

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night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica visit planner.

Drive from Pismo Beach to Santa Monica in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Pismo Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ©
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): discover the magic at Downtown Disney and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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night
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.
On the 14th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

You can plan San Diego trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the world behind art at West of the Moon Gallery, then enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and finally look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Flagstaff online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Flagstaff are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
West of the Moon Gallery ©
West of the Moon Gallery

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Martin Auto Museum and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in October, with highs in Phoenix at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Martin Auto Museum ©
Martin Auto Museum

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Orlando due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for slightly colder days in Orlando, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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