28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Nashville
— 1 night
5
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cabrillo Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. Visit La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs, and steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) 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 ©
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, and see a show at MGM Grand.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Nashville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Nashville reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Locust Grove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jefferson Memorial Forest, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip planning app .

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jefferson Memorial Forest
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Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Jefferson Memorial Forest ©
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Locust Grove ©
Locust Grove

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Fly from Louisville to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Louisville in May, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

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

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Montara State Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Castro, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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