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 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

7
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: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

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

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 10th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 11th (Fri) 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 more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, kick back and relax at South Beach, then explore and take pictures at Lincoln Road, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and finally browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miami day trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Miami by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Coral Gables
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Miami to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in October, you will find days in Nashville are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

4
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Casino about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Graceland ©
Graceland

5
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, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online trip maker .

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, explore and take pictures at AT&T Stadium, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip builder tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Dallas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Arlington, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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