35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  11​h
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
5
Horseshoe Bend
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
12
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
13
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes AT&T Park as well as Muir Woods National Monument. Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey builder site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

3
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then hike along Angel's Landing, and then cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Point, then contemplate the long history of Butch Cassidy Childhood Home, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. In September, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Butch Cassidy Childhood Home
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point

1
day
Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Star Falls Lookout and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Horseshoe Bend trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bryce Canyon National Park to Horseshoe Bend. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Horseshoe Bend. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Horseshoe Bend, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Star Falls Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Crown Lake ©
Crown Lake
Star Falls Lookout ©
Star Falls Lookout

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.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Hopi House. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yavapai Geology Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Horseshoe Bend to Grand Canyon National Park in 21 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Horseshoe Bend in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
day
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 5th (Fri), examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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.
On the 6th (Sat), tee off at Hermann Park and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Water Wall and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Houston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Houston, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

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nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then tour the water at your own pace with Mark the Shark.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami road trip app .

Getting from Houston to Miami by combination of bus, flight, and tram takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Miami is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail
Highlights from your plan
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail ©
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

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Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 10th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Indian Key State Historic Site, kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, then look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops, and finally look for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada travel route planner .

Drive from Miami to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Research Center, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

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Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Cudjoe Sales, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower, then visit a coastal fixture at American Shoal Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Big Pine Key takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

American Shoal Lighthouse, Cudjoe Sales, Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower
Highlights from your plan
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Peppers of Key West. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally look for gifts at Tucker's Provisions.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip builder site .

Getting from Big Pine Key to Key West by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peppers of Key West ©
Peppers of Key West
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You've now added Walt Disney World Resort to your itinerary. On the 25th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando holiday builder site .

You can drive from Key West to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in October, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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