26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
6
Houston
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
7
Sacramento
— 2 nights
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, wander the streets of The Strip, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

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

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Family-friendly places like SeaWorld San Diego and San Diego Air & Space Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 13th (Sun), Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio journey website .

You can fly from San Diego to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to San Antonio, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, then learn more about the world around you at Texas Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
day
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Water Wall and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Houston online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail, meet the residents at Sacramento Zoo, and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Houston to Sacramento by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Sacramento due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Houston in October since evenings lows in Sacramento dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo
Capitol Park ©
Capitol Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Strawberry Hill. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing site .

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sacramento in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park visit planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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