19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then walk around Kerry Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Columbia Center, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Reserve and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney to Seattle, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. You will leave for Portland on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Powell's City of Books. Step out of Portland to go to Hood River and see Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing, and stroll around Laurelhurst Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel route planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then stroll around Fox Run Regional Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Ute Valley Park, then see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online vacation planner .

You can fly from Portland to Colorado Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Miramont Castle Museum, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Fox Run Regional Park ©
Fox Run Regional Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Ute Valley Park ©
Ute Valley Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Machine Guns Vegas. There's much more to do: have fun at The Range 702, get your game on at Dig This, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas
Food Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get great views at Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, and then admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery & Florist.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip builder site .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Simeon, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Simeon in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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