9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h
3
Durham
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Sydney

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then walk around Ocean View Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and tram. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In May in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Durham.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
day
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durham Distillery, and then get your game on at Urban Axes Durham.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Durham online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Durham in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Durham due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Durham

Fun & Games Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Durham Distillery ©
Durham Distillery

3
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.
On the 29th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Durham to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Durham in May, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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