38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Mill Run
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Washington DC
— Few hours
train:  18​h
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
drive:  5​h
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 9/11 Memorial, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Brick Beach 1. Venture out of the city with trips to Manasquan Beach (in Manasquan), Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head) and Hamilton Douglas-Halyburton Memorial (in Sandy Hook). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Annex / Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, snap pictures at Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Pier 17.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manasquan Beach, Bay Head Beach, Hamilton Douglas-Halyburton Memorial, Brick Beach 1, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The High Line ©
The High Line

1
night
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, The National Archives Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for Mill Run on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial

2
nights
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Run Nature Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Kentuck Knob.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mill Run visit planning tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Mill Run by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Mill Run to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toWashington DC.

Things to do in Mill Run

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kentuck Knob
Highlights from your plan
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Bear Run Nature Reserve ©
Bear Run Nature Reserve
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob

few
hours
Washington DC

Washington DC
To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning site .

Drive from Mill Run to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In September, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Mill Run - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Orlando on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours

5
nights
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.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando tour planning app .

Fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Orlando at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lock & Load Miami and Lock & Load Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami vacation planning website .

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

1
night
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 Golden Gate Park. On the 8th (Tue), stroll around Golden Gate Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miami to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in October, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and The Range 702. Venture out of the city with trips to Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (in Boulder City) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, browse the exhibits of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas
Food Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Court of the Patriarchs.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 2°C at night. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get great views at Yaki Point and then get great views at Lipan Point.

Plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sedona.
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You've now added Chapel of the Holy Cross to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona sightseeing planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). You'll set off for Phoenix on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Village Gallery of Local Artists ©
Village Gallery of Local Artists

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip maker site .

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Sonny Bono Statue. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, then take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, and finally don't miss a visit to Frey House II.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Palm Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. In October in Palm Springs, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Frey House II ©
Frey House II
VillageFest ©
VillageFest

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park online road trip planner .

Drive from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, things will get slightly colder in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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