25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Disney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Wed), wander the streets of Twin Peaks, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then shop like a local with Union Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then hike along Point Lobos.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Monterey day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center and then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Monterey to Sacramento in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
California State Railroad Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sacramento to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Sacramento, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sokol Blosser Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip planner.

You can drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In April in Cape May, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape May Bird Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape May to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape May in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Detroit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Detroit at 16°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Disney.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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night
Disney

Disney
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Disney attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Detroit to Disney with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in April, with highs in Disney at 24°C and lows at 10°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Disney

Nature Outdoors Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then try your luck at The Mirage, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Disney to Las Vegas with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Disney to Las Vegas. Traveling from Disney in April, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation builder app .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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