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
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Yachats
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hood River
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h 45​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 30​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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San Francisco

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip app .

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. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yachats.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, cruise along Oregon Coast Hwy, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yachats day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yachats takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit cooler in Yachats: highs are around 18°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Yachats

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Oregon Coast Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 5th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online travel planner .

You can drive from Yachats to Cannon Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hood River.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

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Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hood River planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Hood River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Hood River, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then stop by Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally stroll around Laurelhurst Park. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers.

Plan trip to Portland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Hood River to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Portland sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, make a trip to The 45th Parallel, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Three Sisters Island and then take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island.

For reviews and tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Niagara Falls, with highs around 20°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, steep yourself in history at Federal Hall, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in October, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

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

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planning site .

Getting from New York City to Nashville by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Beer Tastings & Tours

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night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 18th (Sun), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then kick back and relax at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miami trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then wander the streets of Garden District, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around New Orleans City Park, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then explore and take pictures at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Austin visit planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Austin, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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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 25th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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