34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  6​h 45​min
Miami
— 4 nights
+2
tram + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
Melbourne

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Cabrillo Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: stroll through Zuma Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Watts Towers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Zuma Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

3
days
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.
Marston House Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Miami.

Things to do in San Diego

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

3
days
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visit Haulover Beach Park and South Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Aventura Mall and Lincoln Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Shark Valley). There's still lots to do: stroll through Matheson Hammock Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at Freedom Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from San Diego to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect Miami to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Matheson Hammock Park, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

4
days
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 a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, stop by Kalustyan's, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip app .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Shopping, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are much warmer, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

1
day
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. On the 13th (Wed), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then stroll through Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Carmel at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

5
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of San Francisco to go to Montara and see Montara State Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, take a stroll around Civic Center, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Montara State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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