31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 9 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camarillo Premium Outlets and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oceanside, San Clemente Pier, Camarillo Premium Outlets, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Counts Kustoms. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Titanic. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Explore hidden gems such as Tioga Pass and Travertine Hot Spring. The adventure continues: stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Lembert Dome.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Travertine Hot Spring
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Old Sacramento will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Muir Woods National Monument, Bubble Street Gallery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ellis Island, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chelsea Market, and other attractions you added. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and DM Weil Gallery. Tiles For America and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Cragsmoor (Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike & Sam's Point Preserve), Sussex County Sunflower Maze (in Sandyston) and Stokes State Forest (in Branchville). The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Tribeca Sailing, experience rural life at Wightman Fruit Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, and immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerhonkson, Cragsmoor, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Sussex County Sunflower Maze
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Memorial, White House and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On the 4th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy, then wander the streets of Fell's Point, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

U.S. Naval Academy, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Fell's Point
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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