36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
plane:  7​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 9 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brisbane


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, Hollywood Boulevard, The Grove, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get behind the scenes with Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get all the equipment you need at Bikes And Hikes LA, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Boulevard, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Paramount Pictures Studio Tour ©
Paramount Pictures Studio Tour
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

9
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yosemite Cemetery and Bodie State Historic Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Venture Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect warmer with lows of 13°C in Monterey. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 6th (Sun), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and then take a stroll through Bubblegum Alley.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach trip maker app .

Drive from Monterey to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Pismo Beach to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wildlife Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Bubblegum Alley ©
Bubblegum Alley

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then steep yourself in history at Avila Adobe, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Avila Adobe ©
Avila Adobe
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Honolulu Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaiahao Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Kawaiahao Church
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art

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