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
— 6 nights
Drive:  14​h
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacramento (Old Sacramento & California State Railroad Museum) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, wander the streets of Union Square, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, Castello di Amorosa, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then stroll through Kerry Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Chicago River, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Chicago is 2 hours. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chicago River ©
Chicago River
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sam's Point Preserve and Black Rock Forest Consortium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg), Raymondskill Falls (in Milford) and T.R. Gallo West Strand Park (in Kingston). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cragsmoor, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Upper Delaware River, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Raymondskill Falls
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve

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.
Get some historical perspective at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

3
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 in touch with nature at Everglades National Park and Everglades Alligator Farm. Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Bayside Marketplace. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miami day trip planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Miami is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Everglades Alligator Farm, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Bishop Arts District. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: First Monday Trade Days (in Canton) and East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park (in Grand Saline). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip maker website .

Getting from Miami to Dallas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Miami in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Dallas, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dinosaur Valley State Park, First Monday, East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park, Cistercian Abbey, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mob Museum and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbon Beach, then stroll through El Matador State Beach, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles and then identify plant and animal life at Running Horse Ranch.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, Running Horse Ranch, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch

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