28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Marshall
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Heisler Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Balboa Island, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Dana Point Harbor, Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Change things up with a short trip to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego visit planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Marshall.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Coronado, South Carlsbad State Beach
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge

1
night
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a city in Saline County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Wonder Dog Memorial Garden, then see the interesting displays at Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum, then contemplate the long history of Boone's Lick State Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Arrow Rock State Historic Site. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Van Meter State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Katy Depot, and then see the interesting displays at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marshall trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Marshall. Traveling from San Diego to Marshall, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in Marshall hover around 8°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Marshall

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Arrow Rock, Sedalia, Van Meter State Park
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Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum ©
Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum
Arrow Rock State Historic Site ©
Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Katy Depot ©
Katy Depot

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winter Park Resort and Denver Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Boulder (Flatirons & Chautauqua Park). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire all the interesting features of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, sample the tasty concoctions at Falling Rock Tap House, and take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marshall to Denver. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marshall in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulder, Lookout Mountain, Winter Park Resort
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Beer Tastings & Tours
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Marin Headlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Stanford University (in Palo Alto) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Denver to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (8°C). You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Wine Tours & Tastings, VJB Cellars, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Stanford University
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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