26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights
— 3 nights
— 5 nights
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Los Angeles
— 6 nights


New York City — 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning site.

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Brisbane to New York City. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Atlanta.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Atlanta — 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll explore and learn at Champ's Clock Shop and World of Coca-Cola. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Silver Comet Trail and Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula) and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights and tour the pleasant surroundings at Constitution Lakes.

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Getting from New York City to Atlanta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Miami.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Miami — 5 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visit Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Gumbo Limbo Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Tavernier (Conch Republic Divers & Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center), Spiegel Grove (in Key Largo) and Everglades National Park (Old Ingraham Highway & Anhinga Trail). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Collins Avenue, shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park, stop by Coconut Grove, and look for gifts at Bachi Jewels.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Miami road trip planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Miami to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Miami in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Rodeo Drive or Annenberg Community Beach House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montana Avenue and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Spanish Village Art Center (in San Diego), La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Bergamot Station). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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.