35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
10
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
12
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
14
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
15
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
16
Key Largo
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
17
Islamorada
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Big Pine Key
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
19
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
20
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Shop till you drop at The Grove and Hollywood & Highland. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon itinerary tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, San Simeon is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and then take an in-depth tour of Carmel Mission.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in Carmel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 10th (Thu), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Half Dome and then hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Wawona day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Wawona are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then make a trip to Powell Point, and finally get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wawona in September; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 14th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, walk around Sandstone Tours, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and finally examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Forrest Gump Point and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monument Valley using our trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In September, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Photography Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Church History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, then make a trip to Temple Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Office Building.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip builder website .

Getting from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Church Office Building ©
Church Office Building
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Artist Point. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Loop Road and Artists’ Paintpots. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, then admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Keystone trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In September, Keystone is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Breezy Point Picnic Area

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Capitol Hill. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection.

Plan trip to Washington DC with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Keystone to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Washington DC is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, then examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally stop by The Coven's Cottage.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Salem in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Salem at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

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Portland

Portland
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Edgecomb Potters, examine the collection at Umbrella Cover Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, then sample the fine beverages at Maine Craft Distilling, and finally explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

Make your Portland itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate New York Public Library and Gulliver's Gate. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, stroll around Washington Square Park, and make a trip to Times Square.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City journey maker .

Fly from Portland to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Key Largo

Key Largo
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Key Largo online holiday planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Key Largo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Islamorada on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Islamorada road trip planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin Research 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. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the 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 in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography
Highlights from your plan
Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography ©

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Vandenberg Wreck. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a stroll through NorthPark Center, examine the collection at Frontiers of Flight Museum, then examine the collection at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, and finally look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas visit planner.

Getting from Key West to Dallas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dallas, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Frontiers of Flight Museum ©
Frontiers of Flight Museum
NorthPark Center ©
NorthPark Center

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