24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
9
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenuefor some retail therapy. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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 16th (Wed), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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day
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 18th (Fri), browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, explore and take pictures at Lincoln Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally look for gifts at The Official Art Deco Gift Shop.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Miami takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Miami is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Miami. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration, then don't miss a visit to Mallory Square, and finally view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

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Fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Key West sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tribeca Sailing and Narwhal Yacht Charters. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and explore and take pictures at Central Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Key West in October, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Transportation Parks Tours
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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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.
Shop till you drop at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Visiting Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Yosemite National Park. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Chicago in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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night
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 28th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, with highs in Healdsburg at 30°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

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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 Marshall’s Beach and Baker Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Union Square. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at China Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

Drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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