20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Sonoma to see Sonoma Coast State Beach about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View and then walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Our Lady Queen of Angels for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Two Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Third Street Promenade, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the exciting artwork at Craft & Folk Art Museum, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Two Rodeo Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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