27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  15 h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Reno
— 2 nights
train:  26 h
3
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  9 h 30 min
4
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Drive:  11 h
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Nob Hill and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Civic Center, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, thenengage your brain at Exploratorium, thenexamine the collection at Pier 24 Photography Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Reno.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery, try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reno road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Reno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Reno, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Genoa Cemetery, Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Animal Ark ©
Animal Ark

3
nights
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.
On the next day, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, thenget to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, thenexplore by horseback at Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Denver vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Reno to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to Denver is 1 hour. In April, Denver is a bit cooler than Reno - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

4
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Visit Bandelier National Monument and Albuquerque Old Town for their historical value. Let the collections at Keshi and Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Tin - Nee - Ann, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, &more).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in April; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 25°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town, Franciscan Renewal Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town
Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Get some cultural insight at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs and Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Shop till you drop at Brandini Toffee and Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert) and Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Peltzer Winery).

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs day trip planning website.

Fly from Phoenix to Palm Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Temecula, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Montana Avenue, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Amoeba Music, don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park and then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Luis Obispo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for little chillier nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Morro Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Morro Bay State Park ©
Morro Bay State Park
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Cable Car Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. Explore San Francisco further: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, get great views at Twin Peaks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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