28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
3
Providence
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Huntington Beach Pier, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Heisler Park
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Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

5
nights
Boston

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Marginal Way Walkway and North End. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Newport (Cliff Walk & The Breakers), Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk Observatory, walk around Boston Public Garden, and wander the streets of Waterfront.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boston online travel planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Boston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Boston is 3 hours. In September, Boston is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Newport, Gloucester, Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Waterfront ©
Waterfront
Food Tours

3
nights
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mystic Seaport Museum and Shining Sea Bikeway. Change things up with these side-trips from Providence: Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery (in North Smithfield), Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge) and Logee's Greenhouses (in Killingly). There's lots more to do: listen to music at WaterFire Providence, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sandwich Fish Hatchery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Providence sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by train from Boston to Providence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Providence, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Providence

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Old Sturbridge Village, Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery, Logee's Greenhouses, Mystic Seaport Museum, Shining Sea Bikeway
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village
WaterFire ©
WaterFire

3
nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Photography Tours. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

Drive from Providence to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Providence in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grounds For Sculpture, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Photography Tours

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Oriole Park at Camden Yards (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Gettysburg National Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, walk around New Orleans Musical Legends Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battlefield Vegas and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Valley of Fire State Park about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 8th (Tue) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's still lots to do: have fun at The Range 702, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Axe Monkeys ©
Axe Monkeys

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