27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
4
Boulder
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Seaport Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Oceanside Pier and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Racine & Laramie Tobacconist.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Getty Center The Publications and Mission San Juan Capistrano will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip generator.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

1
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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then make a trip to Dinosaur Ridge.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Denver at 30°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

5
nights
Boulder

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frisco Historic Park and Museum and Snowy Peaks Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Emerald Lake Trail and Photography Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boulder: St Mary's Glacier (in Idaho Springs) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Alberta Falls, Alluvial Fan, & more).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boulder trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Boulder by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. September in Boulder sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Frisco Historic Park and Museum, St Mary's Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Jerome State Historic Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Tuzigoot National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Flagstaff side-trips: Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town (in Jerome), Yaki Point (in Grand Canyon National Park) and Fay Canyon Trail (in Sedona). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Flagstaff travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boulder in September since evenings lows in Flagstaff dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerome, Grand Canyon National Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Fay Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodie State Historic Park and May Lake Trailhead. Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and El Capitan. Change things up with these side-trips from Yosemite National Park: Black Oak Casino Resort (in Sonora) and El Portal Market (in El Portal). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Flagstaff to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In October in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

El Portal Market, Bodie State Historic Park, Black Oak Casino
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Visit San Gregorio State Beach and Point Reyes Seashore National Park for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get great views at Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rodeo Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
China Beach ©
China Beach
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien