25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

7
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.
Visit Cupsogue Beach County Park and Lido Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Point Lookout Beach (in Point Lookout) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Lido Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cupsogue Beach County Park
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 11:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Mount Charleston--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, explore the fascinating landscape at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hammer Museumfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Annenberg Community Beach House. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Newport Beach to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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