40 days in Continental USA Itinerary

40 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Subway:  8 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  7 h
7
Frisco
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
10
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
12
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Adelaide

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Las Vegas, you'll gain 17.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lipan Point and Inner Canyon. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Indian Garden. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and stop by Lookout Studio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and St. Ignatius Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Cable Car Museum. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lands End, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus, flight, and subway takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, don't miss a visit to Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Beehive House and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Office Building.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City tour builder site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 9th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon, then get great views at Farview Point, and finally trek along Navajo Loop Trail. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, then hike along Rim Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Willis Creek.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Frisco.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce, Willis Creek
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

2
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Windrider of the Rockies, take in the waterfront activity at Frisco Bay Marina, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Outer Range Brewing Co., and finally trek along Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Tenmile Trail #37 and then don't miss a visit to Gatherhouse.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frisco trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Bryce Canyon National Park to Frisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October: highs in Frisco hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Frisco Bay Marina ©
Frisco Bay Marina
Outer Range Brewing Co. ©
Outer Range Brewing Co.
Gatherhouse ©
Gatherhouse

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, then admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and finally stroll through Lakefront Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): visit The Loop and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip maker site.

Getting from Frisco to Chicago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Frisco in October, with highs in Chicago at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, take a stroll through Historic Little Italy in Cleveland, then stroll the grounds of Erie Street Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Heinen's Downtown. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and then contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland vacation builder app.

You can fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Buffalo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
USS Cod Submarine Memorial ©
USS Cod Submarine Memorial

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Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Richardson Olmsted Campus, admire the masterpieces at Burchfield Penney Art Center, then take an in-depth tour of Pierce-Arrow Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to McKinley Death Rock, stroll around Larkin Square, and then admire the striking features of Guaranty Building.

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

You can take a bus from Cleveland to Buffalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in October, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Buffalo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Richardson Olmsted Campus ©
Richardson Olmsted Campus
St Joseph's Cathedral
St Joseph's Cathedral
Pierce-Arrow Museum ©
Pierce-Arrow Museum

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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 20th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Old South Church, wander the streets of Back Bay, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of The Paul Revere House, then explore the galleries of The Mapparium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church.

Plan trip to Boston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Buffalo to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Boston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old South Church ©
Old South Church
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground
Old State House ©
Old State House

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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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Greenwich Village. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, then see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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