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:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Montana Avenue, & more) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

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
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and The National WWII Museum. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, take a stroll through Royal Street, and make a trip to Bourbon Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans journey planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to New Orleans by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow 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.
Get in touch with nature at Lido Beach and Point Lookout Beach. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and do sightseeing your way with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in New York City. 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

Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach, 8th Ave Jetty, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Fort Funston National Park and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Treasure Fest, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for 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

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