17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Austin
— 3 nights
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner), Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stop by City Lights Booksellers, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Goat Rock Beach, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, San Gregorio State Beach
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some historical perspective at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the Pacific War and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus & Grape Creek Vineyards), Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels) and San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns, Tower of the Americas, &more). There's much more to do: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin online travel route planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Austin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Austin due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Austin at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Texcetera, Gruene Historic District
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting Lakefront Trail and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Oak Park
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, thentake a stroll through Royal Street, and finally stroll through Woldenberg Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, thenidentify plant and animal life at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and then take a stroll through Magazine Street.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chalmette National Historical Park ©
Chalmette National Historical Park
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, thenstroll through Nevada Falls Loop, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Yosemite National Park by combination of train and bus takes about 60 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from New Orleans in June, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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