27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Brisbane


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Limantour Beach and Lombard Street. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder app .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Limantour Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Groveland to see Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Tunnel View, stroll through Panorama Trail, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

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 August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 15th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, then examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon day trip tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for cooler days in San Simeon, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Piedras Blancas Light Station
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos State Reserve. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, do a tasting at Carmel Ridge Winery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, and savor the flavors at The Wharf Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip site .

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in August, you will find days in Monterey are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Bixby Bridge
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Helicopter Tours). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hoover Dam Bypass, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online journey maker .

Getting from Monterey to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Monterey, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): wander the streets of Lincoln Road and then meet the residents at Zoo Miami. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Miami day trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Miami is 3 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Miami ©
Zoo Miami
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Miami Beach Boardwalk ©
Miami Beach Boardwalk

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami in August, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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