31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Asheville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
8
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
13
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
16
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. There's lots more to do: have fun at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Maria vacation website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Maria by car takes about 3 hours. In August, Santa Maria is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Maria to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Santa Maria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings and then delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Asheville by combination of car and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Zipline, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg and then walk around Colonial National Historic Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg day trip app .

Fly from Asheville to Williamsburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Asheville in August, expect Williamsburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder app .

Getting from Williamsburg to Washington DC by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then pick up some new knowledge with Longwood Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Christ Church. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Philadelphia to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In September, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cleveland day trip site .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Cleveland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in September since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Huntington Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, and then listen to music at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Omaha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Omaha to Rapid City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Omaha to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Omaha in September; daily highs in Rapid City reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Swiftcurrent Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and stroll through Highline Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park visit app .

Getting from Rapid City to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, train, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in September, expect Glacier National Park to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, get outside with Portland Timbers, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland trip maker website .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Portland by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in September, with highs in Portland at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Live Laugh Love Art, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Boise online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Boise is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Boise are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning app .

Getting from Boise to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boise to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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