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 + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-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 New Orleans is minus 16 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

6
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Room Escape Games. Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks and stop by The LEGO Store.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Orlando holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park ©
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dry Tortugas National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, look for gifts at Peppers Of Key West, get curious at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Key West dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Skyline Drive and Gettysburg National Military Park. Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center in Gettysburg, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and stroll through National Zoological Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Key West in October, expect nights in Washington DC to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 25th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum and then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs driving holiday site .

Fly from New York City to Palm Springs in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Twin Peaks. Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and RocketBoat. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Palm Springs to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Point Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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