26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Beach and Mission San Juan Capistrano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Wilson Creek Winery (in Temecula) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Wilson Creek Winery, Disneyland Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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 5th (Fri): cruise along Tioga Pass and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Merced Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The Strip and Las Vegas Downtown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Lauderdale Beach and South Beach. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (in Hallandale Beach). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District and stroll through Haulover Beach Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Miami visit planning website .

Do a combination of flight and tram from Las Vegas to Miami in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Miami is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

1
night
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key West online trip maker .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Key West sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to Cupsogue Beach County Park and Chelsea Market. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Key West in October, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Cupsogue Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: China Beach and Point Isabel. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Limantour Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Sunset State Beach (in Watsonville) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the streets of Twin Peaks.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, San Gregorio State Beach, Point Isabel, Sunset State Beach, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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