26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park in Buffalo (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Niagara Falls takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Buffalo, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and walk around Millennium Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planning app .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
nights
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 7th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Stratosphere Tower.

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

Fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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