40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h 15​min
5
Miami
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
7
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then learn about winemaking at Carlton Winemakers Studio, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland online vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to Portland is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Portland, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Portland reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Carlton Winemakers Studio, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and stroll through Highline Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Glacier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in December; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach -1°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to New York City in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. In December, New York City is somewhat warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 17th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charleston sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Charleston at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Walking tours
Battery & White Point Gardens ©
Battery & White Point Gardens

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, & more). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Charleston to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in December, you will find days in Miami are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, and meet the residents at Audubon Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. While traveling from Miami, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for historic sites, shopping, theme parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along The San Antonio River Walk, have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

5
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 Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, push the limits with an extreme tour, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in January, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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