43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Reno
— 7 nights
bus:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
11
New York City
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
14
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Luis Obispo vacation planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pismo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 10th (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, then explore and take pictures at Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, and then make a trip to Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Orick, Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

7
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nevada State Museum (in Carson City), Northstar California (in Truckee) and Squaw Valley Ski Area (in Olympic Valley). On the 18th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, make a trip to Reno Arch, try to win big at Peppermill Casino, and soothe aching muscles at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Reno vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Reno by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Redwood National Park in March since evenings lows in Reno dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Nevada State Museum, Squaw Valley Ski Area, Northstar California, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Heavenly Mountain Resort ©
Heavenly Mountain Resort

3
nights
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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Tunnel View, and get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Take a bus from Reno to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Reno in March: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
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.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
High Roller ©
High Roller

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Mon), get great views at Hopi Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, hike along Airport Mesa, look for gifts at The Hike House, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

Plan my day in Sedona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 31st (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planning site .

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in March, with highs in Los Angeles at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route builder website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online visit planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Washington DC sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. On the next day, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center and then make a trip to Central Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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