30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lynchburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
15
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Disney California Adventure Park. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disney California Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Georgetown University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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nights
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, then have fun and explore at Amazement Square, then grab your bike and head to Blackwater Creek Trail, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lynchburg online holiday builder .

Drive from Washington DC to Lynchburg in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lynchburg, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
Highlights from your plan
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery
Amazement Square ©
Amazement Square

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Escape the urban bustle at Bronx Zoo and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Step out of New York City to go to Oceanville and see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and admire all the interesting features of The High Line.

Plan a New York City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Lynchburg to New York City with the Route module. Traveling from Lynchburg in October, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 1st (Fri), learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls holiday planning site .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Buffalo, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Detroit

Detroit
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Detroit road trip app .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll set off for Chicago on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
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 4th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel route planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Chicago sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): hike along Four Mile Trail and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. You will leave for Big Sur on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Big Sur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Hawthorne Gallery ©
Hawthorne Gallery

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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 13th (Wed), shop like a local with The Strip and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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 14th (Thu), engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. 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 November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are colder (-6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary 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 changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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