36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— Few hours
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Coachella
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Houston
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner.

Launceston, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Launceston to San Francisco. Traveling from Launceston in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours

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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.
To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Valley View ©
Valley View

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz visit planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz by bus takes about 13.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect Santa Cruz to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Big Sur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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.
Visiting Running Horse Ranch and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Camarillo Premium Outlets. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip tool.

You can drive from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in April, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Palm Canyon, and then stroll through Indian Canyons Hiking Trails.

To find out how to plan a trip to Palm Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Palm Springs hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coachella.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Canyon ©
Palm Canyon
Indian Canyons Hiking Trails ©
Indian Canyons Hiking Trails

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Coachella

Coachella ©
Coachella is a city in Riverside County, California; it is the easternmost city in the region collectively known as the Coachella Valley (or the Palm Springs area). On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to Galleta Meadows, explore the stunning scenery at Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town La Quinta. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at International Banana Museum and then tee off at La Quinta-Norman Course.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coachella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Coachella takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Coachella are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Coachella

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, La Quinta, International Banana Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Town La Quinta ©
Old Town La Quinta
Galleta Meadows ©
Galleta Meadows
International Banana Museum ©
International Banana Museum

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Willow Beach and Spring Mountains National Recreational Area. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Calico Hills. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Veteran's Memorial Park about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Strip and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online attractions planner.

You can drive from Coachella to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Coachella in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Veteran's Memorial Park, Willow Beach, Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get great views at Lookout Studio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -3°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park tour itinerary app.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. In April, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online route maker.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and -4°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Old Town Spring and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Houston in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Houston at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, Old Town Spring, Surfside Beach
Highlights from your plan
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Old Town Spring ©
Old Town Spring

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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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Louis Cathedral and Royal Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery and wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with 30A Farmers Market, immerse yourself in nature at Camp Helen State Park, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in Panama City Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

30A Farmers Market, Camp Helen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Pier Park ©
Pier Park

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and International Drive. Do your shopping at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and World of Disney. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Mount Dora to see Modernism Museum Shoppe about 40 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Wed) at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orlando road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Panama City Beach to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in April, Orlando is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Modernism Museum Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
International Drive ©
International Drive
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mark the Shark and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami itinerary maker website.

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Wildlife · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trip

Lincoln Road
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Chelsea Market. Fifth Avenue and Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (in Shirley) and Peconic River Herb Farm (in Calverton). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip tool.

Fly from Miami to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room, Fire Island National Seashore, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Peconic River Herb Farm
Highlights from your plan
Quogue Wildlife Refuge ©
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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