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:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Duluth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
9
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps for their historical value. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Moone Tsai Winery, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena road trip planning site .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Moone Tsai Winery ©
Moone Tsai Winery

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin and then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

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You can drive from St. Helena to Death Valley National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mob Museum and Helicopter Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Shoshone Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Dublin Gulch (in Shoshone) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Shoshone, Helicopter Tours, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

1
night
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 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

Discover how to plan a Salt Lake City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Salt Lake City at 37°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get some cultural insight at Forest History Center and Pine County History Museum. Appreciate the collections at Split Rock Lighthouse and Itasca County Historical Society. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duluth: Cross River Heritage Center (in Schroeder), Aitkin County Historical Society (in Aitkin) and The Lake County Historical Society Museum (in Two Harbors). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, make a trip to Canal Park, and stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Duluth trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Salt Lake City to Duluth in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Duluth. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect nights in Duluth to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grand Rapids, Two Harbors, Aitkin County Historical Society, Pine County History Museum, North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Forest History Center ©
Forest History Center

3
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.
The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Street and Oak Alley Plantation. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Joseph Church and Gardens, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Duluth to New Orleans takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Duluth in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Appreciate the collections at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for little chillier nights in Washington DC, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the history at Fort McHenry National Monument and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore route planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Baltimore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. You'll explore and learn at American Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel tool .

You can take a train from Baltimore to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Baltimore, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

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

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nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Head to Orlando International Premium Outlets and International Drivefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Cape Canavarel National Cemetery in Scottsmoor, about 1 hour away. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Orlando travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Orlando reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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