36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Glen Ellen
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
5
New York City
— 5 nights
6
Louisville
— 1 night
7
Nashville
— 5 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & Crocker Art Museum). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, trek along Lands End, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glen Ellen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden State Model Railroad Museum
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

2
nights
Glen Ellen

Glen Ellen ©
Glen Ellen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Oxbow Public Market, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, thenlearn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glen Ellen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Glen Ellen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Glen Ellen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glen Ellen

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oakville, Napa, Castello di Amorosa, Modus Operandi Cellars
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Balloon Rides
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Counts Kustoms. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin) and Helicopter Tours (in Henderson). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planner.

You can fly from Glen Ellen to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glen Ellen in April, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Valley of Fire State Park, Helicopter Tours
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Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Get some historical perspective at St. Louis Cathedral and Royal Street. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at New York Public Library and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt) and Philadelphia (Philadelphia Museum of Art & Independence National Historical Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in New York City to be much colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Philadelphia, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, thenexamine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville visit planner.

You can fly from New York City to Louisville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Louisville to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
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Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Nashville and RCA Studio B. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (McLemore House, Carnton, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and admire the striking features of The Parthenon.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

6
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 Palm Springs Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Carlsbad Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Santa Monica, Oceanside Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Palm Springs Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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