45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Fly:  20​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  11​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Columbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Launceston

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Union Square, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Gregorio State Beach.

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Launceston, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Launceston in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
San Gregorio State Beach ©
San Gregorio State Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, don't miss a visit to Valley View, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): hike along May Lake Trailhead and then tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -5°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Running Horse Ranch and Griffith Observatory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier, Running Horse Ranch, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Fri), look for gifts at Death Valley Nut & Candy and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Death Valley Nut & Candy
Highlights from your plan
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and Spring Mountains National Recreational Area. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Veteran's Memorial Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and explore and take pictures at Calico Hills.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, Willow Beach, Veteran's Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 11.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, look for gifts at Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Park City Main Street Historic District.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Park City, Powder Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Powder Mountain ©
Powder Mountain
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

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nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rothko Chapel, then learn about winemaking at Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., and then tee off at Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then get some fabulous bargains at Houston Premium Outlets, and then look for gifts at Old Town Spring.

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Fly from Salt Lake City to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Houston is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: high temperatures in Houston hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trips

Old Town Spring, Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., Houston Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc. ©
Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc.
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Frenchmen Street. Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's more to do: make a trip to French Quarter and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Neighborhoods, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 20th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens State Park, then stop by Sundog Books, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach online day trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Panama City Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Panama City Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Camp Helen State Park, Eden Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park
Sundog Books ©
Sundog Books

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 22nd (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney and then get a taste of the local shopping with International Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Modernism Museum Shoppe, identify plant and animal life at Oakland Nature Preserve, and then revel in the low prices at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online trip planner .

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach in April, Orlando is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oakland Nature Preserve, Modernism Museum Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Oakland Nature Preserve ©
Oakland Nature Preserve
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Lincoln Road or Bal Harbour Shops. Get in touch with nature at Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee) and Robert Is Here (in Homestead). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District and kick back and relax at South Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Lion Country Safari, Bal Harbour Shops, Robert Is Here
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then steep yourself in history at Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally look for gifts at Politics and Prose.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trips

Old Town, Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Old Town ©
Old Town
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape May Bird Observatory and South Cape May Meadows. Head to Atlantic City Boardwalk and Washington Street Mallfor some retail therapy. When in Cape May, make a side trip to see Historic Smithville and Village Greene in Smithville, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage Company, do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Emlen Physick Estate.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape May trip maker website .

Getting from Washington DC to Cape May by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, Cape May is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Cape May

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape May Bird Observatory, Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Atlantic City Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery ©
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory

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Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census. On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Millbrook Village historic site, identify plant and animal life at Lacawac Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Callie's Candy Kitchen, and finally look for gifts at Callie's Pretzel Factory. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Blue Ridge Estate Winery and then see human ingenuity at work at Beltzville State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Columbia trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Columbia takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cape May in May, Columbia is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Columbia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Mountainhome, Lacawac Sanctuary, Blue Ridge Estate Winery, Beltzville State Park, Millbrook Village historic site
Highlights from your plan
Lacawac Sanctuary ©
Lacawac Sanctuary
Blue Ridge Estate Winery ©
Blue Ridge Estate Winery
Millbrook Village historic site ©
Millbrook Village historic site

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ponquogue Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Discover out-of-the-way places like William Floyd Estate and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Paumanok Vineyards (in Aquebogue), Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor) and Anthony's Nose (in Cortlandt Manor). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Columbia to New York City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Columbia in May, with lows around 15°C. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

William Floyd Estate, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Paumanok Vineyards, Sam's Point Preserve, Anthony's Nose
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial