31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Boulder
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Jolla Shores Park and Seaport Village. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Point Loma. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in San Diego at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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.
Getty Center The Publications and Mission San Juan Capistrano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

5
nights
Boulder

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Visiting Guanella Pass and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Frisco Historic Park and Museum and Photography Tours. Explore Boulder's surroundings by going to St Mary's Glacier (in Idaho Springs), Rocky Mountain National Park (Alberta Falls, Emerald Lake Trail, & more) and Estes Park (Zipline & Snowy Peaks Winery). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boulder sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Los Angeles to Boulder takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles to Boulder, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Boulder at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, St Mary's Glacier, Frisco Historic Park and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Roxborough State Park and Cherry Creek State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Castle Rock Outlets. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Forney Museum of Transportation, contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Denver in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Outlets at Castle Rock, Colorado Railroad Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 4th (Wed), see a world frozen in time at Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jerome State Historic Park, and then explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Oak Creek Vista Point, take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, and then examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff vacation planner.

Fly from Denver to Flagstaff in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Denver in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Flagstaff. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jerome, Tuzigoot National Monument, Oak Creek Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Capitan and El Portal Market. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Flagstaff to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and California State Railroad Museum. Get in touch with nature at China Beach and San Gregorio State Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sunset State Beach (in Watsonville), Old Sacramento (in Sacramento) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sunset State Beach, Rodeo Beach
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique