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:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Orlando
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
11
Williamsburg
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
16
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
17
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park).

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 27th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sedona day trip app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Houston travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Houston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Houston due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in May: high temperatures in Houston hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Oldest House & Garden Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key West travel route builder app .

Getting from Houston to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in May since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at 12th Street Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Discovery Cove and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall and then get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus from Orlando to Williamsburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Orlando in June, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Triangle to see National Museum of the Marine Corps about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then examine the collection at Swedish American Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago journey tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Chicago to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner .

Fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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