36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Houston
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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San Francisco
— 10 nights
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Houston

— 6 nights

Bayou City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site and Sam Houston Park. Step out of the city life by going to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Water Wall. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: George Ranch Historical Park (in Richmond), Houston Premium Outlets (in Cypress) and St Francis Wolf Sanctuary (in Montgomery). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Williams Tower, and explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Houston route planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Houston is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Houston to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 10 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and Will Rogers State Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Los Angeles. Traveling from Houston in April, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 8 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Badger Pass Ski Area and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 10 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and Tomales Bay State Park. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.