39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
15
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
16
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
17
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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6
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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'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey planner .

Melbourne, 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 changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toBoston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Grounds For Sculpture, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old North Church & Historic Site, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Waterfront, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then wander the streets of Beacon Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Waterfront ©
Waterfront
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Start your trip to Washington DC by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in September, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Mill Run.

Things to do in Washington DC

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Walking tours
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 30th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls, then admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Run Nature Reserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mill Run vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Washington DC to Mill Run in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Mill Run to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cucumber Falls, The Great Cross of Christ, Kentuck Knob
Highlights from your plan
Cucumber Falls ©
Cucumber Falls
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Bear Run Nature Reserve ©
Bear Run Nature Reserve

few
hours
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will leave for Orlando on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

3
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.
Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip app .

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Pinecrest Gardens and then browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip maker tool .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Miami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Pinecrest Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall

4
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and The Range 702. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, have fun at Machine Guns Vegas, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

Start your trip to Las Vegas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Miami to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Court of the Patriarchs.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Court of the Patriarchs ©
Court of the Patriarchs

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally get great views at Lipan Point.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Sedona.
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chapel of the Holy Cross. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and finally view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Sedona hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Village Gallery of Local Artists ©
Village Gallery of Local Artists

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, trek along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Lucille Ball. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at VillageFest, get a taste of the local shopping with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally make a trip to Frey House II.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs tour planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Palm Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Huntington Beach State Park, make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier, and then kick back and relax at The Wedge. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Naples Island, then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then trek along Civic Center Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anaheim online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Anaheim in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, Anaheim is a bit cooler than Palm Springs - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Naples Island, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
The Wedge ©
The Wedge
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of University of Southern California, then examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation builder app .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, get great views at Valley View, and hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Big Tree, stroll through Trillium Falls Hike, and then trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, Redwood National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Orick
Highlights from your plan
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Golden Gate Park to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and San Francisco Bay Bridge. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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