26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica Mountains and Disneyland Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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.
On the 9th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Getting from Las Vegas to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get outdoors at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Eola Park and North Brevard Historical Museum. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Florida Artists Gallery (in Floral City), Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center (in The Villages) and Titusville (Pritchard House, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, & more). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds, and take an in-depth tour of Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online vacation planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Orlando in 10.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Titusville, Winter Park, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Florida Artists Gallery, Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center
Highlights from your plan

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 discover tucked-away gems like Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Gateway National Recreation. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Sands Point Preserve are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Ort Farms (in Long Valley) and Swartswood State Park (in Swartswood). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Gateway National Recreation, Sands Point Preserve, Swartswood State Park, Ort Farms
Highlights from your plan
Bayard Cutting Arboretum ©
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Explore hidden gems such as Tomb of the Unknowns and U.S. Naval Academy. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, U.S. Naval Academy, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, then browse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail and then admire the masterpieces at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, The House of the Seven Gables
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ©
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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