31 days in Western US, East Coast of USA & New Orleans Itinerary

31 days in Western US, East Coast of USA & New Orleans Itinerary

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31 days in Western US, East Coast of USA & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Marco Island
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
10
Sedona
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visit Bonaventure Cemetery and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters for their historical value. Get outdoors at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Coligny Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Hilton Head) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the mystery of Olde Pink House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, stroll around Forsyth Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Plan my day in Savannah using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in Savannah to be a bit warmer, around 5°C, while days are warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get some historical perspective at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Fort Clinch State Park. Step out of the city life by going to St. Augustine Beach and Fort Matanzas National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach), Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, and deepen your understanding at Flagler College.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Savannah in January, St. Augustine is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, Fort Clinch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Marathon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in January: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
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 outdoors at Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Key West journey maker .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 4th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marco Island, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden District and Royal Street. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and have fun at Escape My Room New Orleans.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marco Island to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marco Island to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Marco Island in February, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe online day trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Santa Fe. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you will find days in Santa Fe are little chillier (12°C), and nights are colder (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon. There's still lots to do: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In February, Sedona is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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