40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
10
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
13
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
16
Dallas
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and Petersen Automotive Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at California Science Center and Venice Canals Walkway. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
California Science Center ©
California Science Center
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally shop like a local with Union Square.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, get great views at Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wawona trip website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, then pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and finally examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

You can drive from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wawona in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the next day, cruise along Moki Dugway, then stroll around Sandstone Tours, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and finally stop by Navajo Jewelry and Design.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Monument Valley at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©

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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City visit planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then trek along Artist Point, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hike along Sunday Gulch Trail, learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake and then stroll through Little Devil's Tower Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Keystone at 31°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Twisted Pine Winery ©
Twisted Pine Winery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, take a stroll through Old Town, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, then take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Georgetown, then admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Fly from Keystone to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Keystone to Washington DC, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Alexandria
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Witch History Museum, stop by The Coven's Cottage, then see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem day trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Salem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Salem to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Witch History Museum ©
Witch History Museum
Salem Maritime National Historic Site ©
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maine Jewish Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, then take a stroll through Old Port, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland journey builder website .

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Maine Craft Distilling ©
Maine Craft Distilling
Old Port ©
Old Port
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Independence National Historical Park and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 9/11 Memorial and Independence Hall will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take a stroll through Dumbo, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and walk around Washington Square Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City holiday planner .

You can fly from Portland to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Highlights from your plan
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Independence National Historical Park ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, then stop by The LEGO Store, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Science Center, and then visit a coastal fixture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orlando day trip website .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan

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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.
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip maker website .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Wynwood ©
Wynwood

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip maker website .

Getting from Key West to Dallas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Key West in July: highs in Dallas hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games