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 + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 8 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
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.
Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at USS Pampanito, stop by Exploratorium, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cupsogue Beach County Park and Sam's Point Preserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bay Head Beach and Bushkill Falls. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Stokes State Forest (in Branchville), Cedar Beach (in Babylon) and Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike (in Cragsmoor). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, kick back and relax at 8th Ave Jetty, and pick up some local products at Adams Fairacre Farms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cragsmoor, Shawnee River Trips, Adams Fairacre Farms, Bay Head Beach, Upper Delaware River
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, wander the streets of Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at U.S. Naval Academy.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

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 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then make a trip to The Magnificent Mile. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Crown Fountain, immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, and then stroll through Cowles Bog.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Chesterton
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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.
On the 17th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours and then examine the collection at Loretta Lynn's Ranch. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch

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.
On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis online journey maker .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 23°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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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, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

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 difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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.
On the 25th (Wed), get answers to all your questions at Yavapai Point, then stop by Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

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. 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, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Angelus Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday 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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oceanside Pier, Old Town Temecula, Crystal Cove, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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