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:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
14
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
15
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
16
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
17
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by LA Farmers' Market, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park and then kick back and relax at Pacific Beach. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego vacation planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail and then cruise along Oak Creek Canyon.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sedona in November, with highs in Santa Fe at 14°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, then see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis route planning tool .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to Memphis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in November; daily highs in Memphis reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and then stroll through Centennial Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip builder .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Nashville, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

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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.
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in November, expect much warmer with lows of 19°C in New Orleans. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Adventure Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Kayaking & Canoeing
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Orlando International Premium Outlets and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour itinerary planning website .

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of City Market, and finally view the masterpieces at Signature Gallery. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, and finally examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savannah trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in November; daily highs in Savannah reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In November, Washington DC is little chillier than Savannah - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 13th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fireman's Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington Memorial Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then get advice or help at Masonic Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally make a trip to 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and finally wander the streets of SoHo.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in New York City sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, get great views at Observation Point Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are cooler (-13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Presidio of San Francisco and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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