28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Truckee
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
3
Reno
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Denver
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bronson Caves. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Rancho Palos Verdes and see Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ©

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Empire Mine State Historic Park and Vikingsholm. Escape the urban bustle at Emerald Bay State Park and Tahoe Cross Country. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Sierra County Sheriffs Gallows (in Downieville) and Golden Drift Museum (in Dutch Flat). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Royal Gorge USA Cross Country Ski Resort, explore the activities along Lake Tahoe, glide through natural beauty at Sugar Bowl Resort, and take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Truckee trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Truckee by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Truckee at 5°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Reno.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Royal Gorge USA Cross Country Ski Resort, Sierra County Sheriffs Gallows, Sugar Bowl Resort, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Empire Mine State Historic Park ©
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

3
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Escape the urban bustle at Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive and Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Get some cultural insight at Fort Churchill State Historic Park and Wilbur D. May Center. Step out of Reno to go to South Lake Tahoe and see Rubicon Trail, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral and examine the collection at Nevada Historical Society.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reno day trip tool.

Reno is just a stone's throw from Truckee. Traveling from Truckee in December, expect Reno to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Rubicon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Bartley Ranch Regional Park ©
Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park ©
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral ©
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Office Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Snowbird, then engage your brain at Clark Planetarium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Reno to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Reno in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 4°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Snowbird
Highlights from your plan
Church Office Building ©
Church Office Building
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Denver Union Station and Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House. Get in touch with nature at Emerald Lake Trail and Roxborough State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Devils Head Lookout (in Sedalia), Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park (in Estes Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Salt Lake City to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Roxborough State Park, Devils Head Lookout, Golden History Museum & Park, Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

6
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelby American Inc and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Counts Kustoms. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, get your game on at Dig This, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In December, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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