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:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Hollywood
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Miami
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Guerneville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney


4
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood & Highland. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Bergamot Station, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stop by Grand Central Market.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In May, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to Times Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
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.
Washington National Cathedral and Hillwood Museum & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and Capitol Hill. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and stroll through National Zoological Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC tour planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

2
nights
Hollywood

Hollywood ©
The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hollywood road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Hollywood in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Hollywood hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Hollywood

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Sawgrass Mills, Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally wander the streets of Ocean Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami tour website .

Miami is just a short distance from Hollywood. In May, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. 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 engrossed in the history at Titanic, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip website .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in May, plan for little chillier nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kolb Studio and Hermit's Rest. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 27th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

4
nights
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Shop till you drop at Petaluma Seed Bank and Oakville Grocery. Fort Ross State Historic Park and Jack London State Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rutherford (Mumm Napa & Honig Vineyard & Winery), St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, & more) and Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville). Dedicate the 4th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head, and immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Guerneville trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Guerneville. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Guerneville hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guerneville

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Wine Tours & Tastings, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Guerneville to San Francisco takes 2 hours. While traveling from Guerneville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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