13 days in United States & Brisbane Itinerary

13 days in United States & Brisbane Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
3
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
4
San Jose, United States
— 3 nights

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning site.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

3
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
The Getty Center and Hammer Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & The Disney Gallery) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Los Angeles by flight takes about 17 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, stop by FAO Schwarz, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
San Jose, United States

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Pezzini Farms, then don't miss a visit to Cannery Row, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Santana Row, get engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Jose takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Jose, with lows of 17°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Computer History Museum, Pezzini Farms
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Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Computer History Museum ©
Computer History Museum

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