30 days in West Coast, Midwest & East Coast of USA Itinerary

30 days in West Coast, Midwest & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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San Francisco
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San Diego
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Saint Louis
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Charleston
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Myrtle Beach
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Chicago
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Branson
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Safaris. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Modus Operandi Cellars. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, go for a walk through Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 17.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Black's Beach, then hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): stroll around La Jolla Cove and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Saint Louis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in September, Saint Louis is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Charleston.
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Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aiken-Rhett House and Drayton Hall. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the galleries of H.L. Hunley Submarine, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get a dose of the wild on Charleston Fossil Adventures.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Charleston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Charleston due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Saint Louis in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 1 night

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach road trip tool.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder.

You can fly from Myrtle Beach to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Wheaton (Cantigny Park & First Division Museum at Cantigny). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Branson.
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Branson — 1 night

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and then gain interesting insight with VIP Tours of Branson.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Branson online travel route planner.

Fly from Chicago to Branson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Branson are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Branson in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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