35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier. Kids will enjoy Venice Beach and Boardwalk and The Getty Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 7th (Mon), discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner.

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Wrigley Field. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park. Step out of Chicago to go to Willow Springs and see Little Red Schoolhouse, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Chicago takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Chicago is little chillier than Anaheim - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest, Little Red Schoolhouse
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston due to the time zone difference. October in Boston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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.
Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Walnut Beach and Bronx Zoo. Go for a jaunt from New York City to South Salem to see Wolf Conservation Center about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, make a trip to Times Square, tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation tool .

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Walnut Beach, Wolf Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Kids will enjoy Longwood Gardens and Kitchen Kettle Village. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

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Traveling by bus from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and Georgetown University. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning tool .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Garden District, take a stroll through Royal Street, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Visit Marshall’s Beach and Rockaway Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through SoMa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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