36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  25​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
North Conway
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
5
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at White House, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

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Sydney, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

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

8
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: explore and take pictures at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, make a trip to Market Square, then steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally stroll around Prescott Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then stop by The Salt Cellar, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New York City to Portsmouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Portsmouth at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Naked Bohemian, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then get great views at Cathedral Ledge, and finally cruise along Kancamagus Highway. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort and then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the North Conway tour itinerary app .

Getting from Portsmouth to North Conway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Juneau day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from North Conway to Juneau in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from North Conway to Juneau is minus 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from North Conway in September, with highs in Juneau at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

5
nights
Anchorage

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage vacation tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Anchorage when traveling from Juneau in October, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

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Getting from Anchorage to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In October, Las Vegas is much hotter than Anchorage - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Waikiki Beach, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, and pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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