38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

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Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in November; daily highs in Portland reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

15
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (in Anaheim), Hidden Waters Preserve (in Eustis) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Crystal River). Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Discovery Cove, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to Orlando takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Orlando is 3 hours. When traveling from Portland in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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 DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC tour builder website .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

10
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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and walk around The High Line.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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