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 + bus:  22​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Brisbane


5
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fire Island National Seashore and Ponquogue Beach. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Federal Hall, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in March, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakeview Park and Firelands Winery. Get a sense of the local culture at West Side Market and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Toft's (in Sandusky) and Vermilion Beach (in Vermilion). There's still lots to do: try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino and meet the residents at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from New York City to Cleveland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cleveland: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sandusky, Lakeview Park, Main Street Beach
Highlights from your plan
Main Street Beach ©
Main Street Beach
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Grand Mere State Park and Silver Beach County Park for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Magnificent Mile and The Art Institute of Chicago. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to St. Julian Winery-Union Pier (in Union Pier), Contessa Wine Cellars (in Coloma) and Weko Park (in Bridgman). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond Casino, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip app .

Fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. March in Chicago sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Weko Park, Grand Mere State Park, Silver Beach County Park, Horseshoe Hammond, St. Julian Winery-Union Pier
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
St. Julian Winery-Union Pier ©
St. Julian Winery-Union Pier

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
For shopping fun, head to Eau Galle Cheese Factory Shop or Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mall of America and Next Chapter Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Minneapolis side-trips: Kimball (Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery & Powder Ridge), Candyland (in Stillwater) and Flower Valley Vineyard (in Red Wing). There's more to do: have fun at Target Field.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online travel route planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get a bit cooler in Minneapolis: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Kimball, Eau Galle Cheese Factory Shop, Flower Valley Vineyard, Candyland, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Target Field ©
Target Field
Eau Galle Cheese Factory Shop ©
Eau Galle Cheese Factory Shop
Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery ©
Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

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.
Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Hoover Dam. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Pahrump (Sanders Family Winery, Mountain Falls Golf Club, & more). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Pahrump, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Sanders Family Winery ©
Sanders Family Winery

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Visit Bodega Head and Big Basin Redwoods State Park for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Half Moon Bay (Cowell Ranch State Beach & Miramar Beach) and Bean Hollow State Beach (in Pescadero). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Montara State Beach, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Bodega Head, Bean Hollow State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Bart's Books and Bergamot Station. Visit Oxnard Beach Park and Hermosa Beach Pier for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Laguna Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Oxnard Beach Park, Bart's Books, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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