37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden District and New Orleans City Park. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and test your problem-solving skills at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skyline Drive and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online itinerary planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Skyline Drive, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Delaware River and Walkway State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Cragsmoor Stone Church (in Cragsmoor), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday planner.

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 May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Cragsmoor Stone Church, Upper Delaware River, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore hidden gems such as Battlefield Vegas and Dig This. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oceanside Pier and Old Town Temecula. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Hill Top Park (in Dana Point) and San Clemente (Rainbow Sandals & San Clemente Pier). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Clemente, Old Town Temecula, Disneyland Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Hill Top Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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