12 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

12 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Seattle, United States
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
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Tucson, United States
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque, United States
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Seattle, United States

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 14th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

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Durham to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in April: highs in Seattle hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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Fly from Seattle to Sydney in 20.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Gold Coast, Australia

— 1 night
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in April, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tucson.

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Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Tucson, United States

— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 22nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, examine the collection at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Tucson in 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tucson, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Scenic Drive · Shopping · Parks
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Albuquerque, United States

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Albuquerque takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, Albuquerque is little chillier than Tucson - with highs of 71°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.