26 days in Brisbane Region & United States Itinerary

26 days in Brisbane Region & United States Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Ipswich, Australia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
day
Ipswich, Australia

Ipswich
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ipswich trip itinerary site.

Brisbane to Ipswich is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ipswich, with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Brisbane on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Shopping Nature

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at King Island and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip maker.

You can drive from Ipswich to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

King Island
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
King Island ©
King Island
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

6
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Baker Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to San Gregorio State Beach in San Gregorio (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Brisbane to San Francisco in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in May, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of local nightlife at Double Down Saloon, try your luck at New York New York Casino, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Gettysburg National Military Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

7
nights
New York City, United States

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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