29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
7
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Presidio of San Francisco and Marin Headlands will get you outdoors. Golden Gate Bridge and Cable Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ignatius Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, San Francisco is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Steamboat Ski Resort, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then test your team's savvy at The Crooked Key.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs route planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Steamboat Springs. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 7°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and The Met Cloisters. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Steamboat Springs to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Avatar Flight of Passage and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Get some historical perspective at Stetson Mansion and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Blue Spring State Park, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Blue Spring State Park ©
Blue Spring State Park
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escape My Room New Orleans and Whitney Plantation. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church and Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in November, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
day
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island road trip website .

You can fly from New Orleans to South Padre Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Point Loma and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Mission San Juan Capistrano and Old Town Model Railroad Depot will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of San Diego to go to Carlsbad and see South Carlsbad State Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and stroll through Pacific Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego online vacation planner .

You can fly from South Padre Island to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from South Padre Island in November, San Diego is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coronado, Mission San Juan Capistrano, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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