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:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Detroit
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

9
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Carpinteria State Beach and Laguna Beach. You'll explore and learn at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Norton Simon Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Meditation Mount (in Ojai). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Wilson Creek Winery, admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and stroll through El Matador State Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner .

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 difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Temecula, Huntington Beach Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Carpinteria State Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rosecliff and Mount Auburn Cemetery. You'll get in some beach time at Herring Cove Beach and Crane Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Adams State Park in Newport (about 1h 45 min away). There's more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Old State House and take an in-depth tour of The Paul Revere House.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Boston online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Boston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Boston. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Herring Cove Beach, Crane Beach, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Crane Beach ©
Crane Beach
Rosecliff ©
Rosecliff

5
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.
Antietam National Battlefield and Smithsonian American Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of the Marine Corps and National Postal Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach), Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels) and Annapolis Historic District (in Annapolis). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Breezy Point Beach, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Antietam National Battlefield, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Annapolis Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum ©
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
The Phillips Collection ©
The Phillips Collection

6
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Escape the urban bustle at Maumee Bay State Park and The 577 Foundation. Get some cultural insight at Flint Institute of Arts and Merry-Go-Round Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Great Lakes National Cemetery (in Holly), Kerrytown (in Ann Arbor) and Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (in Flint). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Firelands Winery, get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum, and examine the collection at Imagination Station.

Make your Detroit itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Detroit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Detroit to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandusky, Flint, Great Lakes National Cemetery, Imagination Station, Maumee Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Historical Museum ©
Detroit Historical Museum
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
Flint Institute of Arts ©
Flint Institute of Arts

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Starved Rock State Park and Silver Beach County Park. Get some cultural insight at Chicago Cultural Center and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: 12 Corners Vineyards (in Benton Harbor), Grand Mere State Park (in Stevensville) and Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gaylord Building Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Starved Rock State Park, 12 Corners Vineyards, Grand Mere State Park, Geneva Lake Shore Path
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Midway Village & Museum Center ©
Midway Village & Museum Center

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