31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in San Francisco are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, stroll around Millennium Park, and get curious at Field Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in April, with highs in Chicago at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

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

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our 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. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stop by Faulkner House Books, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to New Orleans, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 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 New Orleans. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo vacation planning tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Amarillo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and colder nights in Amarillo: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

3
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing site .

You can fly from Amarillo to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Amarillo to Las Vegas. In May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Amarillo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Rim Trail, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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