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
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
3
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Palm Springs Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Old Town Temecula (in Temecula) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website .

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 when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Garden District and Whitney Plantation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Street and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Escape My Room New Orleans, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans visit planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to New Orleans by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

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

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Stetson Mansion. Step out of the city life by going to St. Augustine Beach and Fort Clinch State Park. Take a break from St. Augustine with a short trip to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Ponce Inlet, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to St. Augustine, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Augustine, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Fort Clinch State Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 27th (Mon), cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada day trip planning site .

Getting from St. Augustine to Islamorada by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In January, Islamorada is somewhat warmer than St. Augustine - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon journey planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Zachary Taylor and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip maker tool .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Hyde Park to see Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and make a trip to Times Square.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Key West in February, with highs in New York City at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hyde Park
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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.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and National Gallery of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Arlington National Cemetery and Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and St George's Episcopal Church (in Fredericksburg). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary maker .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Antietam National Battlefield, St George's Episcopal Church
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at California State Railroad Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg), Oxbow Public Market (in Napa) and Crocker Art Museum (in Sacramento). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Sapphire Hill Winery, Marin Headlands, Oxbow Public Market, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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