36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  9​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the views from Interstate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In September, Vancouver is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
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7
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip tool .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Vancouver to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC tour planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of French Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dallas road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

1
night
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. For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Dallas to Monument Valley takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in September, you will find days in Monument Valley are little chillier (31°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

6
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.
On the 26th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip website .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas 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 do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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