16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi House. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 9th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (19°C), and nights are cooler (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

2
nights
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 10th (Wed), browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, stop by Barneys New York and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through French Quarter, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then wander the streets of Garden District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Tiffany & Co., then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, then make a trip to Times Square, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in New York City to be colder, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Twin Peaks and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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