30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and then examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Lands End ©
Lands End

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Met Cloisters and Frick Collection. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and walk around Washington Square Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capitol Hill and St Patrick's Catholic Church. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, and view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC route builder site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Cantigny Park. Get some historical perspective at Chicago Riverwalk and Baha'i House of Worship. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Riverwalk Lot in Naperville--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, take a stroll through The Loop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and admire the striking features of Holy Name Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cantigny Park, Riverwalk Lot, Baha'i House of Worship
Highlights from your plan
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, see the interesting displays at The George Jones, and then make a trip to The District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in September: highs in Nashville hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum

2
nights
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Memphis itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Memphis. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, and then stop by Boutique du Vampyre. On the next day, take a stroll through Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip app .

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Memphis in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Indian Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at The Broad, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

26-Mile Bike Path
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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