52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Boston
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
7
New York City
— 19 nights
train:  2​h
8
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing website .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

4
nights
San Francisco

Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of San Francisco: explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, get curious at Exploratorium, and stroll through Lincoln Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Calistoga visit planning site .

Drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Calistoga to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Safari West, Balloon Rides, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West
Balloon Rides

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, take a stroll through Chinatown, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online journey planner .

Drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Calistoga in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 4th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Boston Common, don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Boston by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

19
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Bronx (Bronx Zoo & Yankee Stadium). The adventure continues: walk around Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx, Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally ponder the design of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Christ Church, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Nightlife Classes

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel journey planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, Carmel is a bit cooler than Santa Barbara - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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hours
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square and then hike along Lands End.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square

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