17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Sonoma Coast State Beach and San Gregorio State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stop by City Lights Booksellers, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some historical perspective at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the Pacific War and Texas State Capitol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns, Tower of the Americas, &more), Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus & Grape Creek Vineyards) and Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels). The adventure continues: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, shop like a local with Texcetera, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Austin is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting Lakefront Trail and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago holiday maker website.

You can fly from Austin to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in May, with highs in Chicago at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

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 2nd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally stroll through Woldenberg Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then identify plant and animal life at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and then take a stroll through Magazine Street.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Orleans to Yosemite National Park. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from New Orleans in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.