37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
New York City
— 8 nights
3
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
+2
subway + train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
12
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Niagara Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

8
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.
You've added Wall Street, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City route tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Niagara Falls in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
You've now added Coney Island USA to your itinerary. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Yankee Stadium.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brooklyn online trip maker .

Brooklyn is very close to New York City. In September, daytime highs in Brooklyn are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Yankee Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Coney Island USA ©
Coney Island USA
Yankee Stadium ©
Yankee Stadium
New York Transit Museum ©
New York Transit Museum

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Memorial as well as International Spy Museum. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Brooklyn to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes United Center, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago Riverwalk, and other attractions. The adventure continues: make a trip to Millennium Park and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online route planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier
Cloud Gate ©
Cloud Gate

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Street. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then take a stroll through Garden District. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then take a stroll through Royal Street.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Chicago to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Neon Museum. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Conservatory of Flowers, Painted Ladies and Walt Disney Family Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Lombard Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rodeo Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On the next day, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Volcano trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Volcano by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. October in Volcano sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

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