38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  7​h
6
Galveston
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Patrick Amiot, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, & more), Glen Ellen (Jack London State Historic Park & Benziger Family Winery) and Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, and admire all the interesting features of Sonoma Plaza.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Napa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

1
night
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. On the 9th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pacific Grove visit planner .

You can drive from Napa to Pacific Grove in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Napa, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Pacific Grove, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Point Lobos, 17-Mile Drive
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pacific Grove to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pacific Grove in October, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Explore Galveston's surroundings by going to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute), West Bay Common School Museum (in League City) and Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Kite's and Flagpoles Unlimited, take a stroll through East End Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam, and get engrossed in the history at Alvin Historical Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galveston day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Las Vegas to Galveston takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Galveston, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

West Bay Common School Museum, Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam, Alvin Historical Museum, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Railean Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Brazosport Museum of Natural Science ©
Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam ©
Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam
Katie's Seafood Market ©
Katie's Seafood Market

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego route maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Galveston to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Galveston in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Diego, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

8
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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