35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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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
Drive:  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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like VJB Cellars and Cable Car Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing website.

Coffs Harbour, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coffs Harbour to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 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

VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle online itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

LeMay - America's Car Museum, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

2
nights
Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kids will enjoy Leavenworth Ski Hill and Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. Visiting Enchantment Lakes and Icicle Ridge Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stop by The Oil & Vinegar Cellar, learn about winemaking at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Leavenworth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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, expect Leavenworth to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

9/11 Spirit of America Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Leavenworth Ski Hill ©
Leavenworth Ski Hill
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room ©
Ryan Patrick Wine Tasting Room

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore hidden gems such as The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop and Japanese American Resource Center/Museum. Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and Winchester Mystery House will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, see the interesting displays at New Almaden Mercury Mining Museum, and make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Leavenworth to San Jose in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Leavenworth, expect much hotter days and somewhat 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
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop ©
The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur tour planning website.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive 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 ©
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Coast Gallery Big Sur ©
Coast Gallery Big Sur

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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.
The Getty Center and The Broad will appeal to museum buffs. Hollywood Walk of Fame and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at California Science Center, and stop by LA Farmers' Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip tool.

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. When traveling from Big Sur in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off 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

2
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.
On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take a stroll through The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yavapai Geology Museum and Yaki Point. Get in touch with nature at Moran Point and Grand Canyon South Rim. There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, stop by Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. 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) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, examine the collection at Arizona Copper Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Mansion, and finally stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Huckaby Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Oak Creek Vista Point, then take in the exciting artwork at Rowe Fine Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Renee Taylor Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona tour planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jerome, Clarkdale
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery ©
Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and USS Midway Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Seaport Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and The Bird Watcher (in Julian). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In January, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Lions, Tigers & Bears, The Bird Watcher
Highlights from your plan
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): look for gifts at Grand Central Market, then explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and then see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Travel Town ©
Travel Town
Japanese American National Museum ©
Japanese American National Museum
Grand Central Market ©
Grand Central Market