31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Miami
— 5 nights
3
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
4
New York City
— 5 nights
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
7
San Simeon
— 1 night
8
Carmel
— 1 night
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at The Grove and LA Farmers' Market. Step off the beaten path and head to The Getty Center and Santa Monica Bay. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and catch a live event at Staples Center.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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.
Get some cultural insight at Wynwood Walls and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sawgrass Mills and Anhinga Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, trek along Pineland Trail, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Miami by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Miami reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Lion Country Safari, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, Sawgrass Mills
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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection. Head to Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture and Venice Fine Wine & Spiritsfor plenty of shopping. Explore St. Petersburg's surroundings by going to Siesta Key (Siesta Beach, Turtle Beach, &more), Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach) and Sarasota (The Ringling & AlexArt International Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, stroll through Saint Pete Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Morean Art Center, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip builder site.

Getting from Miami to St. Petersburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time 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, Venice Fine Wine & Spirits, Saint Pete Beach
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and The Met Cloisters. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City visit planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish 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
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Indian Canyons, admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip itinerary website.

Fly from New York City to Palm Springs in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Palm Springs, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

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

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Artists Dr and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Death Valley National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, things will get slightly colder in Death Valley National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carmel travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in May, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and de Young Museum. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit SoMa, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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