25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some cultural insight at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
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.
Yosemite Museum Gallery and Bodie State Historic Park will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yosemite Cemetery, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle journey maker website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Chicago are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and New York City Hall are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, wander the streets of Times Square, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can 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
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
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 27th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy 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 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then make a trip to Jackson Square, then make a trip to French Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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