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
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​h
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

6
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Montana Avenue, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by The Original Farmers Market, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing 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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through California Area Living Museum (CALM), relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, and then look for gifts at California Fruit Depot.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bakersfield when traveling from Los Angeles in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Fruit Depot ©
California Fruit Depot
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn ©

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit app .

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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 some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will thrill your kids. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing website .

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. In April, Las Vegas is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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.
USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for little chillier nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Teatown Lake Reservation
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Last Bookstore ©
The Last Bookstore

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