36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glen Ellen
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco. Step out of the city life by going to Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & Crocker Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and stroll through Lands End.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glen Ellen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glen Ellen online journey planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Glen Ellen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Glen Ellen dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glen Ellen

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Oakville, Castello di Amorosa, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Balloon Rides
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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.
The Mob Museum and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and The LINQ Promenade. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Helicopter Tours in Henderson--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and have some family-friendly fun at Dig This.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Glen Ellen to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glen Ellen in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Valley of Fire State Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
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.
Appreciate the collections at Whitney Plantation and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°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

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. Get some historical perspective at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park) and Philadelphia (Philadelphia Museum of Art & Independence National Historical Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow 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, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Louisville route builder app .

Fly from New York City to Louisville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Louisville: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Downtown Nashville and Lotz House Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Cheekwood. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (Carnton & Carter House). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planning site .

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Carlsbad (Carlsbad Village & South Carlsbad State Beach) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route maker website .

You can fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

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

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