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
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
6
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

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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 February, daytime highs in San Francisco are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, San Pedro Valley Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
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 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online tour 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 February, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 10°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Disney Gallery and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In February, Anaheim is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and finally see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Anaheim in February, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 11°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the next day, shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, make a trip to Truman Little White House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, then contemplate the long history of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and finally stop by Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, expect Key West to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Hole, and then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key vacation builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then shop like a local with Lobster Trap Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon travel itinerary planner .

Marathon is just a short distance from Big Pine Key. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 6th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Britto Central, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally take a stroll through Ocean Drive.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach travel planner.

Drive from Marathon to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. Escape the urban bustle at Bronx Zoo and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Miami Beach to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami Beach in March, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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