36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Coachella
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  11​h 15​min
10
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  26​h
12
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
13
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
15
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
16
Miami
— 1 night
+2
tram + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
17
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Launceston

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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 see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planning website .

Launceston, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Launceston in April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. You'll set off for Santa Cruz on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

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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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than Santa Cruz - with highs of 17°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
Plan trip to Santa Cruz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Cruz, with lows of 9°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Big Sur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Get outdoors at Running Horse Ranch and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo (about 1h 25 min away). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip tool .

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in April, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to 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 Collections and Botanical Gardens, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, explore the fascinating landscape at Palm Canyon, and then trek along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coachella.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Canyon ©
Palm Canyon

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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), don't miss a visit to Galleta Meadows, explore the stunning scenery at Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town La Quinta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at International Banana Museum, and then play a few rounds at La Quinta-Norman Course.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coachella online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Coachella in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Coachella can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Coachella

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Trails

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, La Quinta, Spas & Wellness, International Banana Museum
Highlights from your plan
Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail ©
Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail
Old Town La Quinta ©
Old Town La Quinta
Galleta Meadows ©
Galleta Meadows

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and Spring Mountains National Recreational Area. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Veteran's Memorial Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and explore and take pictures at Calico Hills.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Coachella to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Traveling from Coachella in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, Willow Beach, Veteran's Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

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. 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 and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Shopping
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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.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 11.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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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.
To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Old Town Spring and then get to know the fascinating history of Washington-on-the-Brazos.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Houston tour itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Houston in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Houston is 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Houston hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Washington-on-the-Brazos, Old Town Spring, Surfside Beach
Highlights from your plan
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
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.
For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Frenchmen Street. Garden District and French Quarter will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Neighborhoods, #Wildlife, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen 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.
On the 28th (Sun), savor the flavors at 30A Farmers Market, then admire the majestic nature at Camp Helen State Park, then learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach online day trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Panama City Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Panama City Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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
30A Farmers Market ©
30A Farmers Market

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and World of Disney. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue and Modernism Museum Shoppe. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Wed) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through International Drive.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orlando vacation builder site .

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Panama City Beach in April since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Modernism Museum Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

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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): choose your vessel at Mark the Shark and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip app .

You can drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Miami, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Peconic River Herb Farm. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue), Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room (in Cutchogue) and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (in Shirley). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planner.

Do a combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder 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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Peconic River Herb Farm, Coffee Pot Cellars Tasting Room, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
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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