26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
4
New York City
— 4 nights
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). The adventure continues: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, shop like a local with The Grove, and don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, get interesting insight from Escape Adventures, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street, make a trip to Jackson Square, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans is 2 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido Beach and 8th Ave Jetty. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 8th Ave Jetty, Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Fort Point. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Pampanito, and wander the streets of Union Square.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation builder tool.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf