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 + bus:  28​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  30​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
San Jose
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chelsea Market and Amazing Olive. Take a break from the city and head to Upper Delaware River and Columbia Trail. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Shohola Lake (in Shohola), Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary (in Baiting Hollow) and Catskill Distilling Company (in Bethel). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, hike along Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, look for all kinds of wild species at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, and delve into the lush surroundings at Worthington State Forest.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City visit planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to New York City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Worthington State Forest, Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shohola Lake, Catskill Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden District and Royal Street. Whitney Plantation and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in May, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Flagstaff.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Get in touch with nature at Montezuma Well and Bear Mountain Trail. Popular historic sites such as Jerome State Historic Park and Fort Verde State Historic Park are in your itinerary. Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Pillsbury Wine Company North (in Cottonwood), Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument & Arizona Copper Art Museum) and Page Springs Cellars (in Cornville). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, admire all the interesting features of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Flagstaff takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Flagstaff, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for slightly colder days in Flagstaff, with highs around 21°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Clarkdale, Page Springs Cellars, Williams Depot
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point

few
hours
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.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Flagstaff to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Step off the beaten path and head to California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum. Step out of San Francisco to go to Sacramento and see Old Sacramento Waterfront, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Get outdoors at Scenic Road Walkway and Lovers Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Pebble Beach Golf Links (in Pebble Beach), Carmel (Ocean Avenue, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, & more) and Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market (in Pacific Grove). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, get a taste of the local shopping with Santana Row, and take a stroll through Stanford Shopping Center.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Jose tour builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May, daytime highs in San Jose are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Visit Oceanside Pier and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Otis College of Art and Design Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Laguna Beach (Virga Gallery & Crystal Cove), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Temecula (Wilson Creek Winery, Old Town Temecula, & more). See some other sides of Los Angeles: examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, shop like a local with Montana Avenue, and hit the slopes at Big Bear Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route builder tool .

Getting from San Jose to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Temecula, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Oceanside, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): walk around Kapiolani Regional Park and then appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Nu’uanu Pali, don't miss a visit to Byodo-In Temple, stroll through Kailua Beach Park, then stroll through Lanikai Beach, and finally stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu travel route planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Oahu, Waimea Valley, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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