33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Honolulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Old Town Temecula (in Temecula) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, hunt for treasures at Olvera Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Old Town Temecula, Camarillo Premium Outlets, El Matador State Beach, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Washington-on-the-Brazos and Tanger Outlets Galveston / Houston. Head to Houston Premium Outlets and Old Town Springfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and Froberg's Farm (in Alvin). There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Houston tour site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Houston, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Tanger Outlets Galveston / Houston, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, Froberg's Farm, Old Town Spring, Houston Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
Houston Premium Outlets ©
Houston Premium Outlets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. On your second day here, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

2
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns. On your second day here, wander the streets of Georgetown, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Independence Hall and Longwood Gardens. Visit Christ Church and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for their historical value. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Bird in Hand Farmers Market (in Bird in Hand) and The Old Country Store (in Intercourse). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at City Hall, hike along Schuylkill River Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Old Country Store, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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.
Get outdoors at Cupsogue Beach County Park and Sam's Point Preserve. Explore hidden gems such as Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve and Bushkill Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike (in Cragsmoor), Peconic River Herb Farm (in Calverton) and Stokes State Forest (in Branchville). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the activities along Upper Delaware River, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cragsmoor, Upper Delaware River, Stokes State Forest, Bushkill Falls, Peconic River Herb Farm
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Cupsogue Beach County Park ©
Cupsogue Beach County Park

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nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Put-in-Bay Winery and Lake View Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Main Street Beach and Lakeview Park. When in Cleveland, make a side trip to see Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial in Put in Bay, approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Cleveland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Cleveland to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Put in Bay, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Main Street Beach, Lakeview Park
Highlights from your plan
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach
Put-in-Bay Winery ©
Put-in-Bay Winery

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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 5th (Mon): explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, and then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip website .

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 moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Indiana Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Battlefield Vegas. The Strip and The LINQ Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour builder website .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally wander the streets of Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Byodo-In Temple, admire all the interesting features of Nuuanu Pali Lookout, then stroll through Lanikai Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, and then trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Honolulu online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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