25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Burlington
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
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San Diego
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New York City — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), visit Greenwich Village, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Birding Bob and then visit Dumbo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Burlington.
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Burlington — 4 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Get outdoors at Burlington Bike Path and North Beach Park. Explore hidden gems such as Alburg Dunes State Park and Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Birds of Vermont Museum (in Huntington), Point Au Roches State Park (in Plattsburgh) and Mt. Philo State Park (in Charlotte). There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Burlington Farmers Market, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Camel's Hump, and take in the exciting artwork at Frog Hollow Craft Center.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Burlington day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Burlington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Burlington hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden District and The Bridges Clubhouse. Take a break from the city and head to Ultimate Swamp Adventures and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church (in Bay Saint Louis) and The Club at Diamondhead Golf (in Diamondhead). There's more to do: look for gifts at Hex: Old World Witchery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel route planner.

Fly from Burlington to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Burlington to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Burlington in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 nights

Big D

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and TopGolf The Colony. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Children's Aquarium at Fair Park and Immersive Gamebox - Grandscape, North Dallas. And it doesn't end there: trek along Katy Trail, admire the natural beauty at Nasher Sculpture Center, take a stroll through NorthPark Center, and browse the exhibits of Old City Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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 day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Aliso Beach Park. Bring the kids along to Downtown Disney District and Main Beach. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Seal Beach (in Seal Beach), Dana Point (Salt Creek Beach & Baby Beach) and Huntington Beach (Huntington Dog Beach, Orange County Coast, &more). There's much more to do: experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and find something for the whole family at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Anaheim vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dallas to Anaheim by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Anaheim when traveling from Dallas in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Visiting Coronado Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coronado Beach and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Moonlight State Beach about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, stroll through Windansea Beach, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego online route planner.

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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Vermont travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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