32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  7​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
car:  9​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
7
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
8
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
12
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

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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 19th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Colorado Boulevard, then have fun and explore at Kidspace Children's Museum, then stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Pasadena, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Greystone Mansion and Park
Highlights from your plan
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park
Kidspace Children's Museum ©
Kidspace Children's Museum
Forest Lawn Memorial Park ©
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sulphur Creek Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Lindsay Wildlife Museum, and then trek along Lafayette Reservoir. On your second day here, stroll through Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Tule Elk Preserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tule Elk Preserve, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Sulphur Creek Nature Center, Lafayette Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Lafayette Reservoir ©
Lafayette Reservoir
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Sulphur Creek Nature Center ©
Sulphur Creek Nature Center

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Panorama Trail and Olmsted Point. Get in touch with nature at Four Mile Trail and Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center. There's much more to do: trek along Lembert Dome, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and get great views at Valley View.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Whitney Trail and Roaring River Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern California Museum and Inyo National Forest. Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with an excursion to Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Mt. Whitney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip site .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Inyo National Forest, Eastern California Museum, Eureka Dunes, Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Eureka Dunes ©
Eureka Dunes

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at East Rim Drive and Yaki Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Navajo Point and Lookout Studio. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, trek along Hermit Trail, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Watchman Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Maynard Dixon Living History Museum ©

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Alluvial Fan and Many Parks Curve Overlook. Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Colorado Model Railroad Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Collins: Rocky Mountain National Park (Cub Lake Trail & Sprague Lake). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Devil's Backbone Trail and get curious at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Collins itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Fort Collins takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect nights in Fort Collins to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Devil's Backbone Trail
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery ©
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Texcetera, and then explore the activities along Lake Marble Falls.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Austin road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fort Collins to Austin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Fort Collins, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Johnson City, Lake Marble Falls
Highlights from your plan
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center ©
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Science Mill ©
Science Mill
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation, and finally examine the collection at Whitney Plantation. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online attractions planner .

Getting from Austin to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in October, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Columbus Fall Line Trace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flat Rock Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Columbus Botanical Garden, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Columbus trip maker site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Columbus in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Columbus is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Columbus: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Flat Rock Park ©
Flat Rock Park
Columbus Botanical Garden ©
Columbus Botanical Garden

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Family-friendly places like Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and Sea Pines Forest Preserve will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Coastal Discovery Museum and City Market. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Speed Boats Tours, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savannah tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Savannah takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Savannah, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

Beach Haven ©
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. On the 17th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Long Beach Island Historical Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ship Bottom Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Beach Haven route planner.

Explore your travel options from Savannah to Beach Haven with the Route module. Traveling from Savannah in October, expect Beach Haven to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ship Bottom, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Barnegat Light Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

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