38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Mill Run
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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 9/11 Memorial, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Manasquan Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking), Hamilton Douglas-Halyburton Memorial (in Sandy Hook) and Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, stop by J&R Music and Computer World, take in the waterfront at Pier 17, and take in the views from Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Mill Run.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Mill Run

— 2 nights
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Run Nature Reserve, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mill Run trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Mill Run in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Mill Run to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Mill Run

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Washington DC

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mill Run to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mill Run in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Orlando takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Orlando reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lock & Load Miami and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami online route planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Golden Gate Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll around Golden Gate Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online vacation planner.

Getting from Miami to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In October, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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 Trail, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Machine Guns Vegas and The Range 702. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Laughlin and see Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 7 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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), stroll through The Narrows. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Court of the Patriarchs.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route planning tool.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then get great views at Lipan Point.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.
Highlights from your trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chapel of the Holy Cross. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and finally shop like a local with Village Gallery of Local Artists.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. You will leave for Phoenix on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. You will leave for Palm Springs on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Palm Springs

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Sonny Bono Statue. On the next day, hunt for treasures at VillageFest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, then explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, and finally don't miss a visit to Frey House II.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Palm Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Palm Springs. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park vacation planning tool.

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, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 17°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.