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


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Civic Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel holiday website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

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

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 6th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Simeon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in May: highs in San Simeon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

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

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 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then 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: cruise along Artists Dr and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

Plan my day in Death Valley National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Container Park and The Mob Museum. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Valley of Fire State Park about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

5
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
You'll get in some beach time at Treasure Island Beach and Hudson Beach Park. Shop till you drop at Morean Art Center and Craftsman House Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Petersburg: Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach), Robinson Nature Preserve (in Bradenton) and Sarasota (Ca d'Zan Mansion, The Ringling, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Dali Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a stroll through Pass-a-Grille, and immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg journey planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in St. Petersburg, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarasota, Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach, Hudson Beach Park, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Market. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Lucas candies in Haverstraw--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from St. Petersburg to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg in May, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lucas candies, 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

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Beaches
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Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Shop till you drop at LA Farmers' Market and Montana Avenue. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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