30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Jacksonville
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and bus from New Orleans to Miami Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Miami Beach, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Jacksonville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Avenues ©
The Avenues

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Jacksonville to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in September, with highs in New York City at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planning website .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Memphis day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning app .

Fly from Memphis to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
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.
On the 21st (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monument Valley, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 25th (Tue), get great views at Observation Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 30th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo road trip site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Hilo in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hilo due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Hilo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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