26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Sonoma
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
June Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fish Camp
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sonoma: St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, Modus Operandi Cellars, & more), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford). Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: hike along Point Reyes Hiking Trails, stop by Vella Cheese Company, and do a tasting at Hendry Ranch Wines.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sonoma day trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Sonoma is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In April, Sonoma is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Point Reyes Hiking Trails, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Honig Vineyard & Winery
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Balloon Rides
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sonoma in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to June Lake.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

2
nights
June Lake

June Lake ©
June Lake is a census-designated place in Mono County, California. Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Explore June Lake's surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Half Dome, Vernal Fall, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Gull Lake, take a memorable drive along June Lake Loop, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at June Lake Brewing.

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Drive from San Francisco to June Lake in 6 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in June Lake to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fish Camp.

Things to do in June Lake

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, June Lake Loop
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Fish Camp

Fish Camp ©
Fish Camp is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fish Camp travel route tool .

Traveling by car from June Lake to Fish Camp takes 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from June Lake in April; daily highs in Fish Camp reach 29°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Fish Camp

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Mojave River Valley Museum, then trek along Mojave Trail, then look for gifts at Eddie World, and finally make a trip to Barstow Station.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barstow holiday app .

Traveling by car from Fish Camp to Barstow takes 5 hours. Traveling from Fish Camp in May, Barstow is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Barstow

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Mojave Trail, Eddie World
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Mojave River Valley Museum ©
Mojave River Valley Museum
Barstow Station ©
Barstow Station
Eddie World ©
Eddie World

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.
On the 4th (Sat), have fun at Battlefield Vegas and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Barstow to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Dig This ©
Dig This
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Santa Monica by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, Santa Monica is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Malibu
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El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 7th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company and then make a trip to Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara planner .

Getting from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, Santa Barbara is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotusland
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Lotusland ©
Lotusland

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Step off the beaten path and head to Monterey Bay and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dennis the Menace Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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