25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  10​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  5​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland Park, Grand Central Market, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Venice Canals Walkway. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Shotgun House, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica online travel route planner .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Shotgun House ©
Shotgun House

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and then make a trip to Bubblegum Alley.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in San Luis Obispo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum ©
Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Bubblegum Alley ©
Bubblegum Alley

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip app .

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September: highs in Monterey hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Lombard Street to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Chinatown and get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and El Capitan will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Tours as well as Penn & Teller. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and finally take in a show at Penn & Teller.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
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.
You've added Grand Central Terminal, Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, walk around The High Line, and tour the water at your own pace with Tribeca Sailing.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City. In September, New York City is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Transportation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Tribeca Sailing ©
Tribeca Sailing

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