30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Downtown Disney in Anaheim, about 34 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday builder .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (46°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Jackson Square. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 33°C, while days are cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New York City, with lows of 21°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at White House and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium. On the next day, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip app .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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