15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
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:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary 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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Modesto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at McHenry Mansion, take an in-depth tour of McHenry Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, then examine the collection at Great Valley Museum, and finally hike along Tuolumne River Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Modesto visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Modesto in 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Modesto are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Modesto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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 11th (Fri): have fun and explore at ImagineU Children's Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sequoia National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Visalia journey planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks Nature 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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park, then walk around Margo Dodd Park, then kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier.

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Drive from Visalia to Pismo Beach in 2.5 hours. In October in Pismo Beach, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Margo Dodd Park ©
Margo Dodd Park

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 13th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner .

Getting from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 14th (Mon), discover the magic at Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

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Drive from Santa Barbara to Anaheim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive 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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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 15th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, then admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery, and finally see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Flagstaff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums Parks 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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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Plan my day in Phoenix using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, Phoenix is warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks and then get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planning site .

You can fly from Phoenix to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Orlando is 2 hours. While traveling from Phoenix, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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