32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Oaks
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
15
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll around The High Line, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to New York City is minus 15 hours. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oaks.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
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Oaks

Oaks ©
Oaks is a village located in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles (30 km) northwest of Philadelphia. On the 4th (Tue), stroll around Norristown Farm Park and then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oaks trip maker website .

Getting from New York City to Oaks by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Oaks. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Oaks

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Norristown Farm Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Norristown Farm Park ©
Norristown Farm Park

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC journey planner.

Drive from Oaks to Washington DC in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Oaks in October, with lows around 14°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally stroll around Millennium Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip maker .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans driving holiday app .

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning website .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in San Antonio hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Trails Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Antonio Botanical Garden ©
San Antonio Botanical Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around La Jolla Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online journey planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Original Muscle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation maker app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 23rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point and get great views at Mather Point.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hike along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 20°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and finally admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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