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 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visit Marshall’s Beach and China Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, take a stroll through Marina District, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions tool .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Francisco, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
We've included these beaches for you: Bodega Dunes and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Napa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Napa, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Bodega Dunes, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Napa to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Napa in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Let the collections at Biltmore and Fowler's Clay Works capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg tour app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Biltmore
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, stroll around The High Line, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): wander the streets of Collins Avenue, look for gifts at Guayaba y Chocolate, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Miami travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Royal Street. The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nottoway Plantation in White Castle (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll around New Orleans City Park, look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning tool .

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. When traveling from Miami in November, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Moonlight Beach State Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, stroll through Children's Pool, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Diego trip simple and quick.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in San Diego are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonlight Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

4
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and California Science Center capture your imagination. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nicholas Canyon Beach in Malibu (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Palms State Beach, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nicholas Canyon Beach, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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