37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Pittsburgh
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Head and Pescadero State Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Pescadero State Beach and San Gregorio State Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Kids will appreciate attractions like Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang), La Purisima State Historical Park (in Lompoc) and Sunstone Vineyards & Winery (in Santa Ynez). The adventure continues: stroll through Carpinteria State Beach, identify plant and animal life at Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Mission San Buenaventura, Old Mission Santa Ines, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, La Purisima State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park

4
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 Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

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Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in April since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Cove, Santa Monica Pier, Running Horse Ranch, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piestewa Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then experience rural life at Queen Creek Olive Mill.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix vacation builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Queen Creek Olive Mill
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Queen Creek Olive Mill ©
Queen Creek Olive Mill

6
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.
Get outdoors at Fire Island National Seashore and Sam's Point Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponquogue Beach and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Goodale Farms (in Riverhead), Anthony's Nose (in Cortlandt Manor) and Sussex (High Point Cross Country Ski Center & High Point State Park). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the activities along The Pond, take in the awesome beauty at Shawangunk Mountains, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Phoenix to New York City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sussex, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, Goodale Farms, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Anthony's Nose
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step out of the city life by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC journey tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

10
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort and Cook Forest State Park. Appreciate the collections at The Nationality Rooms and Carnegie Museum of Art. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Cook Forest (in Cooksburg), Johnstown Flood National Memorial (in South Fork) and Mill Creek Park (in Canfield). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heinz Memorial Chapel, and immerse yourself in nature at Coopers Rock State Forest.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Pittsburgh is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cooksburg, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Allegheny Portage Railroad, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Mill Creek Park
Highlights from your plan
Johnstown Flood National Memorial ©
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay and then immerse yourself in nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, look for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Pittsburgh to San Francisco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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