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:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, test your problem-solving skills at Team vs Time, and admire the striking features of Reliance Building.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chicago sightseeing planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Urban Axes Baltimore (in Baltimore) and Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get your bearings at Library of Congress, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, Urban Axes Baltimore
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
When in Key West, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect Key West to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Curry Mansion ©
Curry Mansion

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get your game on at Nomadic.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning app .

Fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Orlando, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
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: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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nights
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego visit planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in San Diego hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles route builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu journey website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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