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 + Bus:  27​h
1
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gateway National Recreation and Long Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYC. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Gunnison Beach (in Sandy Hook), Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Belmar Beach (in Belmar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and stop by Tiffany & Co..

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to New York City is minus 15 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in New York City hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandy Hook, Long Beach, Belmar Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Ponquogue Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll get in some beach time at Grand Mere State Park and Silver Beach County Park. Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, stroll through Millennium Park, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Chicago. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Grand Mere State Park, Silver Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

11
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more), Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Montana Avenue) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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