24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth


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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour planner .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Perth to New York City, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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 6th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner .

Fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Dallas hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Los Alamos Nature Center and then admire all the interesting features of Bandelier National Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Alamos trip app .

You can fly from Dallas to Los Alamos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Los Alamos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Los Alamos to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then stop by Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder website .

You can drive from Los Alamos to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Los Alamos in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 18th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Lykken Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs trip planning site .

Drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Oak Canyon Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Guitar Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online route builder .

Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Canyon Nature Center, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf