40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  19 h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Boston

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.
Get some cultural insight at North End and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to USS Constitution Museum and Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Chandler Hovey Park in Marblehead, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Saint Anthony, steep yourself in history at Charlestown Navy Yard, and stroll the grounds of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boston road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Boston. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Boston hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Concord, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Chandler Hovey Park
Highlights from your plan
North End ©
North End
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Audrain Automobile Museum, then admire the striking features of The Elms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Redwood Library & Athenaeum, brush up on your military savvy at Naval War College Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of American Illustration, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to Newport by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Newport sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Elms ©
The Elms
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Times Square, examine the collection at Tenement Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planning app.

You can drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newport in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Evergreen Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gettysburg National Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln Statue. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, get your game on at 1863 Escape, explore the world behind art at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Gettysburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and East Tennesse Historical Society are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Grotto Falls Parking. When in Knoxville, make a side trip to see Abrams Falls Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, explore the activities along Fort Dickerson Park, admire the masterpieces at Knoxville Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of First Baptist Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Knoxville journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gettysburg to Knoxville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. St. Louis Cathedral and Escape My Room New Orleans are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online visit planner.

Getting from Knoxville to New Orleans by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Knoxville, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
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.
On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit cooler (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Funeral History ©
National Museum of Funeral History
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at South Kaibab Trail and Inner Canyon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Yaki Point. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Helicopter Tours
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at Shelby American Inc and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Titanic ©
Titanic

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Encinitas, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Fort Point are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Stephen & Walker Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
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Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Change things up with a short trip to Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about all things military at US Army Museum of Hawaii, explore the galleries of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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