32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Miami
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
12
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
13
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
14
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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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 31st (Wed), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip 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 when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Titanic, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tinkertown Museum, get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then take in the exciting artwork at Tome Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque by car takes about 6.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Albuquerque at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Tome Gallery, Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in August, with highs in Dallas at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Museum of Art ©
Dallas Museum of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Cabildo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally wander the streets of Garden District. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Patrick Catholic Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miami day trip planning website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Miami, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
St Patrick Catholic Church ©
St Patrick Catholic Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Miami in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, then take a stroll through North End, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Boston tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Boston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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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): see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach Park, and then learn the secrets of production at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

Getting from Boston to Seattle by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Seattle is minus 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Marina Beach Park, Boeing Future of Flight
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Rockaway Beach Wayside. Step out of the city life by going to Haystack Rock and Starvation Creek State Park. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Astoria Column, Rockaway Beach Wayside, Starvation Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach