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:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Miami
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  5​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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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.
Head to LA Farmers' Market and The Grovefor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Petersen Automotive Museum. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Sawgrass Mills. Get some cultural insight at Wynwood Walls and Lock & Load Museum. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pineland Trail, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Miami takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Miami due to the time zone difference. In May, Miami is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Lion Country Safari, Miami Beach Boardwalk, Hollywood Beach, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
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Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

5
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Treasure Island Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Saint Pete Beach and Turtle Beach. Get out of town with these interesting St. Petersburg side-trips: Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach), Sarasota (The Ringling & AlexArt International Art Gallery) and Siesta Key (Siesta Beach & Crescent Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum, stop by Island Time Spirits, take in the views from Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and take in the exciting artwork at Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Miami to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Siesta Key, Sarasota, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Manasota Key Beach, Saint Pete Beach
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Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

5
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.
Do your shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Market. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Met Cloisters and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City visit planner .

Fly from St. Petersburg to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum.

Before you visit Palm Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Palm Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Nature Historic Sites
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Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park route planning website .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in May: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 24th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon online travel route planner .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bixby Bridge
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Asian Art Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge