21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll around The High Line.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip website .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): stroll around Golden Gate Park and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Washington DC to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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