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:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Oklahoma City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Topeka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Branson
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Springfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Austin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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 inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Popular historic sites such as Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and The Old Round Barn are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and St Pauls Episcopal Cathedral. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bricktown, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oklahoma City Zoo.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City. In September in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Old Round Barn
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology

2
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Prairie Fire Winery, then steep yourself in history at Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, and then learn about winemaking at Oz Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Topeka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Topeka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Topeka

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Wamego, Prairie Fire Winery, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church ©
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Prairie Fire Winery ©
Prairie Fire Winery

4
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Get some cultural insight at Titanic Museum and Mansfield Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moonshine Beach and Table Rock Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum (in Mansfield) and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (in Springfield). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at College of the Ozarks, stop by The Copper Coin, and make a trip to Dancing Water Fountain.

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You can drive from Topeka to Branson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mansfield, Table Rock Lake, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at City Museum and Missouri Botanical Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Fort de Chartes. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Watertower Winery (in Sainte Genevieve), Heinrichshaus Vineyard And Winery (in Saint James) and Dillard Mill State Historic Site (in Davisville). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Louis Zoo, contemplate the long history of The Gateway Arch, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis road trip planner .

Getting from Branson to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Charles Historic District, Dillard Mill State Historic Site, Fort de Chartes, Watertower Winery, Heinrichshaus Vineyard And Winery
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dana-Thomas House and Lincolns New Salem State Park. Step out of Springfield to go to Lincoln and see Lincoln Heritage Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Edwards Place Historic Home, admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Memorial Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Springfield road trip planning website .

Getting from Saint Louis to Springfield by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get engrossed in the history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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Getting from Springfield to Chicago by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Springfield in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Austin.

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
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Visit Texas State Capitol and The Alamo for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of the Pacific War and Fiesta Winery. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Wedding Oak Winery (in San Saba), Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg (in Fredericksburg) and Mission San Jose (in San Antonio). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church High Hill, contemplate the long history of Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip planning app .

You can fly from Chicago to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in Austin reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Wedding Oak Winery, Fiesta Vineyard & Winery, St. Mary's Church High Hill
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. Step off the beaten path and head to V. Sattui Winery and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, kick back and relax at China Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Austin to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in October, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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