27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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San Francisco
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Reno
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Denver
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, then examine 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. You can also fly. 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 · Outdoors

Reno

— 2 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

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, then enjoy 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 bus from San Francisco to Reno takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 · Casinos · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then explore 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 train from Reno to Denver takes 26 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 4 nights

Duke City

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 bus from Denver to Albuquerque takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 2 nights
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 car from Albuquerque to Phoenix takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
Get some cultural insight at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs and Palm Springs Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Indian Canyons and Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Explore Palm Springs' surroundings by going to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert) and Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Peltzer Winery).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Palm Springs takes 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 in Palm Springs, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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 Venice Canals Walkway. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, steep yourself in history at Watts Towers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 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 · Museums

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo

— 1 night
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 train. 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 travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and City Lights Booksellers. 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, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

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

You can fly from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.