26 days in Brisbane Region & United States Itinerary

26 days in Brisbane Region & United States Itinerary

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Ipswich, Australia
— 1 day
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
New York City, United States
— 7 nights


Ipswich, Australia — 1 day

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).
Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Nature

Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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 catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

San Francisco, United States — 6 nights

City by the Bay

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 SoMa. Change things up with a short trip to San Gregorio State Beach in San Gregorio (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, do a tasting at Press Club, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

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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 catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Las Vegas, United States — 5 nights

Sin City

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, raise your glass 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 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and 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 fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Nature
Side Trips

Washington DC, United States — 3 nights

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 Georgetown University. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Gettysburg National Military Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 6.5 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 fly to New York City.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

New York City, United States — 7 nights

Big Apple

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 The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 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 fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Brisbane Region travel guide

Parks · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.