35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Coffs Harbour
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Leavenworth
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
San Jose
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sedona
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
10
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Coffs Harbour


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Step out of San Francisco to go to Kenwood and see VJB Cellars, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app .

Coffs Harbour, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in December, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, VJB Cellars
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Seattle is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, LeMay - America's Car Museum
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leavenworth Ski Hill and Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. Get some cultural insight at Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room and Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Enchantment Lakes, stop by The Oil & Vinegar Cellar, learn about winemaking at Kestrel Vintners Tasting Room and Gift Shop, and stroll through Icicle Ridge Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth trip builder app .

You can drive from Seattle to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get little chillier in Leavenworth: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

9/11 Spirit of America Memorial
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Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Leavenworth Ski Hill ©
Leavenworth Ski Hill
Enchantment Lakes ©
Enchantment Lakes

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nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop and Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Winchester Mystery House and Coachella Valley Church. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum, walk around Alum Rock Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Leavenworth to San Jose in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Leavenworth, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House

2
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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and then take in the views from Rocky Creek Bridge.

To plan Big Sur vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from San Jose to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. December in Big Sur sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

China Cove and Gibson Beach, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ©
Hawthorne Gallery ©
Hawthorne Gallery

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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.
Bring the kids along to The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, have fun at California Science Center, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take a stroll through The Strip. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Let the collections at Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lipan Point and Powell Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Navajo Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour builder website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Huckaby Trail, then cruise along Oak Creek Vista Point, then shop like a local with Rowe Fine Art Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Renee Taylor Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sedona road trip tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Sedona hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Jerome
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Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Oak Creek Vista Point ©
Oak Creek Vista Point

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lions, Tigers & Bears and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to The Bird Watcher (in Julian) and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to San Diego in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Sedona to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, The Bird Watcher, Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stop by Grand Central Market, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and then see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour builder .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Travel Town ©
Travel Town
Japanese American National Museum ©
Japanese American National Museum
Grand Central Market ©
Grand Central Market