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 + Bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Independence National Historical Park and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Met Cloisters and Dumbo. Venture out of the city with trips to Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, & more) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary 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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Independence National Historical Park
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9
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 Chicago Riverwalk and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lakefront Trail and Silver Beach County Park. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Basilica of St. Josaphat (in Milwaukee), Starved Rock State Park (in Utica) and Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Park, explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago vacation planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier 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 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Cantigny Park, Basilica of St. Josaphat, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Baha'i House of Worship
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Fort Point for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Presidio of San Francisco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, VJB Cellars, Mumm Napa, Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The LINQ Promenade and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman), Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite) and Helicopter Tours (in Henderson). The adventure continues: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, try to win big at Palazzo Resort Casino, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wolf Creek Golf Club, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Helicopter Tours, Historic Route 66 Museum
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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