29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Lombard Street and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in San Francisco at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip builder website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

San Carlos Cathedral
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Friends of Hearst Castle and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then stop by Sebastian General Store.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Carmel in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 8th (Sat), wander the streets of State Street and then kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara vacation app .

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping
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Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Lotz House Museum in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, and see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Nashville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Nashville is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Nashville reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marginal Way Walkway and North End. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Brookline Booksmith. Step out of Boston with an excursion to The Breakers in Newport--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Boston journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Boston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Breakers, Brookline Booksmith, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
North End ©
North End
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson) and Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Boston in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Amazing Olive
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 27th (Thu), shop like a local with Lincoln Road. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then shop like a local with Ocean Drive, and then browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and tram from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Miami to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Ocean Drive ©
Ocean Drive
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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