25 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 1 night
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Boston
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
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New York City — 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Times Square and Fifth Avenue. Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip maker tool.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to New York City. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
On the 8th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Old State House and then wander the streets of Newbury Street.

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Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 6 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Casco Bay and Old Orchard Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach & Perkins Cove), Fisherman's Walk (in York Harbor) and George Marshall Store Gallery (in York). The adventure continues: stop by Old Port, stop by Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder tool.

You can drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Portland, with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Boston on the 15th (Fri).
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail and then stop by North End.

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Getting from Portland to Boston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in September, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 5 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miniataure Engineering Craftsmanship Museum (MECM) and Montanez Adobe. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Newport Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Salt Oasis (in Rancho Cucamonga) and Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society (in Newport Beach). Have a day of magic on the 17th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Hilbert Museum of California Art, and explore the engaging exhibits at Bowers Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to Anaheim in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Angelino Heights Historic Area are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Will Rogers State Beach and Norton Simon Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum.

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Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
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.
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Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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California travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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