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:  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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Fly:  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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take a stroll through Nob Hill and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Civic Center, don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero, engage your brain at Exploratorium, then see the interesting displays at Pier 24 Photography Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reno.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery, relax and rejuvenate at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reno online vacation planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Reno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reno when traveling from San Francisco in April, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

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 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then trek along Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Reno to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Reno in April; daily highs in Denver reach 17°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bandelier National Monument and Monroe Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Loretto Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Tesuque Glass Works (in Tesuque) and Santa Fe (Tin - Nee - Ann, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, & more). There's more to do: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip tool .

Fly from Denver to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in April, with highs in Albuquerque at 25°C and lows at 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, Tesuque Glass Works, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Keshi ©
Keshi

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Indian Canyons and Sunnylands Center & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs and Palm Springs Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Peltzer Winery) and The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, shop like a local with El Paseo Shopping District, and hunt for treasures at VillageFest.

Find out how to plan Palm Springs trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Palm Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Palm Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Temecula, Palm Desert, Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Desert Hills Premium Outlets
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hammer Museum and Third Street Promenade. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Flower Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route tool .

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, Los Angeles is little chillier 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
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, San Luis Obispo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Get some historical perspective at Twin Peaks and Filbert Steps. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 46 minutes away. Explore San Francisco further: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

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Traveling by flight from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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