17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker .

Fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Visiting Oak Canyon Nature Center and Ballona Wetlands will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center (in Pearblossom). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, explore the stunning scenery at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angelus Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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