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
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and hike along Lands End.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sapphire Hill Winery
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

4
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.
National Gallery of Art and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: The Walters Art Museum (in Baltimore), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Ford Orientation Center (in Mount Vernon). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online journey planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Washington DC at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Vernon, Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, The Walters Art Museum
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and New York Public Library. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for little chillier nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

5
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get outdoors at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wynwood Walls and Art Deco Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Pineland Trail), Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, see the interesting displays at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, take a stroll through Wynwood, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mizner Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami tour planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Miami reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Delray Beach, Art Deco Historic District, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Mizner Park
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garden District and Royal Street. Museum-lovers will get to explore Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's much more to do: have fun at Escape My Room New Orleans, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder website .

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Old Town Temecula (in Temecula), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Palm Springs Art Museum, Old Town Temecula, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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