31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and Twin Peaks. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to V. Sattui (in St. Helena), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Stratosphere Tower. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skyline Drive and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel planning app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponquogue Beach and Alex Ferrone Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New York City using our trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Bushkill Falls, Grey Towers National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Food Tours
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Lotz House Museum in Franklin (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, stop by Hatch Show Print, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville vacation builder site .

You can fly from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Garden District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden and then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown McKinney. On the next day, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Historic Downtown McKinney, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Temecula--about 2 hours away. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

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Getting from Dallas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Wine Tours & Tastings, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Wine Tours & Tastings

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