34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Pierre
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Boulder
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
11
Carson City
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Reno
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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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 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, and finally stroll around Boston Common. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through North End and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston vacation maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Boston dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia journey builder app .

You can fly from Boston to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC visit planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, then stroll around Millennium Park, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In July, Chicago is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, then pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally walk around Falls Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Sioux Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Sioux Falls, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

1
night
Pierre

Pierre ©
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Pioneer Auto Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of State Capitol, and finally admire the local landmark of Flaming Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at South Dakota National Guard Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cultural Heritage Center, and then pause for some photo ops at Trail of Governors.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pierre online trip maker .

Getting from Sioux Falls to Pierre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pioneer Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Auto Museum
State Capitol ©
State Capitol

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pierre to Denver. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pierre to Denver. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, stroll through Flatirons, and then grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder online trip itinerary planner .

Boulder is just a stone's throw from Denver. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 17th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then explore and take pictures at Temple Square.

Plan my day in Salt Lake City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boulder in July: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carson City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

1
night
Carson City

Carson City ©
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Nevada State Museum, then try your luck at Casino Fandango, then get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Railroad Museum, and finally examine the collection at Warren Engine Co. No. 1 Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carson City day trip planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Carson City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Carson City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in July; daily highs in Carson City reach 38°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reno.

Things to do in Carson City

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
Warren Engine Co. No. 1 Museum ©
Warren Engine Co. No. 1 Museum
Nevada State Railroad Museum ©
Nevada State Railroad Museum

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 19th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Sierra Water Gardens, then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reno tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Carson City to Reno in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Reno when traveling from Carson City in July, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Sierra Water Gardens ©
Sierra Water Gardens

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Reno to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reno to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Reno in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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