36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  22​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Corning
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
8
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Pasadena
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
You've added Chelsea Market, Belmont Park Race Track, Broadway, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, make a trip to Times Square, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Sydney, 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. You will leave for Hershey on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Belmont Park Race Track
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, then take a stroll through Kitchen Kettle Village, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hershey journey planner .

You can drive from New York City to Hershey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Hershey dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Corning.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Dutch Wonderland, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Kitchen Kettle Village
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

1
night
Corning

Corning ©
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Rockwell Museum, then examine the collection at Corning Museum of Glass, and then admire the majestic nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Corning online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Corning in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hershey in September, plan for little chillier nights in Corning, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Corning

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Watkins Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Corning Museum of Glass ©
Corning Museum of Glass
Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum ©
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour planner.

Traveling by car from Corning to Niagara Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Canalside
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

9
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 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, get in on the family fun at Epcot, look for gifts at Disney Springs, and identify plant and animal life at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip site .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Orlando by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are much hotter (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Orlando to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando 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 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, and then don't miss a visit to Bubblegum Alley. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, then learn about winemaking at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally do a tasting at Tobin James Cellars.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Luis Obispo road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Paso Robles, Pismo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Tobin James Cellars ©
Tobin James Cellars
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©

2
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay road trip site .

Morro Bay is just a short distance from San Luis Obispo. In October in Morro Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 11th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then wander the streets of State Street, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip builder site .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Pasadena.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

3
nights
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pasadena day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Pasadena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in October, with highs in Pasadena at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Pasadena

Theme Parks Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Pasadena to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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