40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
7
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Atlantic City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
12
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Francisco Bay and MacLeod Family Vineyard. Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco City Hall will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Swanson Vineyards Salon (in Rutherford), Tara Firma Farms (in Petaluma) and Napa (Trinitas Cellars, O'Brien Estate Winery, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, wander the streets of Bay Street, do a tasting at Riggers Loft Wine Company, and stop by Bump Wine Cellars.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Napa, MacLeod Family Vineyard, Swanson Vineyards Salon, Bump Wine Cellars, Tara Firma Farms
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Third Street Promenade, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Old Plaza Firehouse, examine the collection at America Tropical Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Hollyhock House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bunker Hill Steps.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Hollyhock House ©
Hollyhock House

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and finally browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Relax by the water at Musical Instrument Museum and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Phoenix. Step out of Phoenix to go to Gilbert and see St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Gila River War Relocation Center, look for gifts at Phoenix Park 'n Swap, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix travel route planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. July in Phoenix sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Huhugam Heritage Center, Spas, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
Spas

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission Concepcion and Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Room Escape Games and Main Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Winery on the Gruene (in New Braunfels), Helena (in Karnes City) and Fredericksburg (Texas Rangers Heritage Center, Narrow Path Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Alamo, contemplate the long history of Little Church of La Villita, stop by Paris Hatters, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Medina River Natural Area.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio route planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, things will get little chillier in San Antonio: highs are around 43°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Helena, Winery on the Gruene
Highlights from your plan
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
Helena ©
Helena
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Moonshine Nettie, admire the landmark architecture of Pontalba Buildings, view the masterpieces at Tami Curtis Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, and finally examine the collection at Mother-in-Law Lounge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online day trip planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ©
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stone Mountain Park and Oakland Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Georgia Museum of Natural History and Extreme Dinosaurs. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Slingshot Entertainment (in Norcross), Rabbit Hill Park (in Dacula) and Buford Trout Hatchery (in Cumming). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Elder Mill Covered Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge, and stop by Ashley Park.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Atlanta are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are slightly colder (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Georgia Museum of Natural History, Elder Mill Covered Bridge, Rabbit Hill Park, Slingshot Entertainment, Buford Trout Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Oakland Cemetery ©
Oakland Cemetery
Elder Mill Covered Bridge ©
Elder Mill Covered Bridge

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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.
Visit Manassas National Battlefield Park and Smithsonian American Art Museum for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort McHenry National Monument and St. Anne's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: The Chesapeake Children's Museum (in Annapolis) and Baltimore (National Aquarium & USS Torsk). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Luther Place Memorial Church, and contemplate the long history of The Falls Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder .

You can fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Annapolis, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Manassas National Battlefield Park, The Falls Church
Highlights from your plan

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Historic Odessa Foundation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Citizens Bank Park and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Washington Memorial Chapel (in Valley Forge), Michener Art Museum (in Doylestown) and Mennonite Heritage Center (in Harleysville). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Amstel House Museum and Gardens, learn about winemaking at Auburn Road Vineyard, and walk around Battery Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Castle, Historic Odessa Foundation, Mennonite Heritage Center, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Wooddale Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel
Historic Odessa Foundation ©
Historic Odessa Foundation
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
We've included these beaches for you: Cape May City Beaches and Dewey Beach. Visit Ship Bottom Beach and Mantoloking Beach for their historical value. Explore Atlantic City's surroundings by going to Windward Beach Park (in Brick), Pickering Beach (in Dover) and Lewes Beach (in Lewes). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Tuckerton Seaport, take in the waterfront at Atlantic City Boardwalk, do a tasting at Turdo Vineyards & Winery, and walk around Brighton Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Atlantic City attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Atlantic City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Tuckerton Seaport, Windward Beach Park, Jagielky’s Homemade Chocolates, Dewey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Tuckerton Seaport ©
Tuckerton Seaport

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and New York Public Library. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, see the interesting displays at Meadowlands Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Getting from Atlantic City to New York City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Traveling from Atlantic City in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Meadowlands Museum
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Woodland Park Zoo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LeMay - America's Car Museum and Seattle Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground (in Carnation) and Monroe Historical Museum (in Monroe). There's lots more to do: walk around Kerry Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Monroe Historical Museum, Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Monroe Historical Museum ©
Monroe Historical Museum

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wine Tours & Tastings and Lower Punchbowl Falls. Get outdoors at Mt. Hood National Forest and Wind Mountain Hiking Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucia Falls Regional Park (in Yacolt) and The Depot Rail Museum (in Troutdale). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portland journey maker app .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Lucia Falls Regional Park, Mt. Hood National Forest, The Depot Rail Museum, Wind Mountain Hiking Trail, Lower Punchbowl Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Lucia Falls Regional Park ©
Lucia Falls Regional Park
The Depot Rail Museum ©
The Depot Rail Museum