38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mission San Jose and The Driskill. Get outdoors at The San Antonio River Walk and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (The Alamo, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Austin is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Austin, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 8th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Historic District Market Square, then shop like a local with Memorial City Mall, then admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and finally meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Houston trip maker tool .

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Memorial City Mall
Memorial City Mall
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Zoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to French Quarter, take a stroll through Royal Street, then hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in October, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

3
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.
Visiting Shark Valley and Fort Lauderdale Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Aventura Mall and Collins Avenuefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and shop like a local with Lincoln Road.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miami journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. While traveling from New Orleans, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Walden Pond State Reservation and Nantasket Beach. Do your shopping at Brookline Booksmith and Maynard Outdoor Store. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Good Harbor Beach (in Gloucester) and Crane Beach (in Ipswich). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail and don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to Boston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Boston is much colder than Miami - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Good Harbor Beach, Nantasket Beach, Maynard Outdoor Store, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Head to Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh), Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, look for gifts at Kalustyan's, go for a walk through Central Park, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, New York City is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Bronx Zoo, Fire Island National Seashore, Jones Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Escape the urban bustle at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Whihala Beach Co Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, steep yourself in history at Marquette Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Avenue Beach, and make a trip to Cloud Gate.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Chicago at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest, Whihala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Samuel Cupples House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Gateway Arch and Missouri Botanical Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Rockwoods Reservation (in Wildwood) and Old Village Mercantile (in Caledonia). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Louis Union Station, and examine the collection at City Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rockwoods Reservation, Old Village Mercantile
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Old Village Mercantile ©
Old Village Mercantile

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then stop by Belmar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Saint Louis to Denver by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in October, with highs in Denver at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Belmar
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 30th (Tue), get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path, and finally make a trip to Pearl Street Mall.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Boulder day trip app .

You can drive from Denver to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 31st (Wed), browse the different shops at City Creek Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online trip planner .

Getting from Boulder to Salt Lake City by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
City Creek Center ©
City Creek Center

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In November, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll through San Diego Zoo and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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