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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Mt. Hood National Forest. Astoria Column and Short Sands Beach will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Lucia Falls Regional Park (in Yacolt), The Depot Rail Museum (in Troutdale) and The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet (in Garibaldi). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and admire all the interesting features of Kruger's Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland online trip itinerary builder .

Perth, Australia to Portland is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Portland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in July: high temperatures in Portland hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Short Sands Beach, The Myrtlewood Factory, The Depot Rail Museum, Astoria Column, Lucia Falls Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Snoqualmie Falls and Fort Worden State Park. Get some historical perspective at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Seattle Public Library. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Chimacum Corner Farmstand (in Chimacum), Paradise Valley Conservation Area (in Woodinville) and Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground (in Carnation). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kerry Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

LeMay - America's Car Museum, Fort Worden State Park, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worden State Park ©
Fort Worden State Park
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum

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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.
Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Ramapo Mountain State Forest will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Cedar Beach and Stokes State Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to American Airpower Museum (in Farmingdale) and Ukrainian Museum and Library (in Stamford). The adventure continues: examine the collection at New York Public Library, explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and make a trip to Orchard Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ukrainian Museum and Library, Ramapo Mountain State Forest, Stokes State Forest, American Airpower Museum, Cedar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Cedar Beach ©
Cedar Beach
Stokes State Forest ©
Stokes State Forest

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape May City Beaches and Tuckerton Seaport. Atlantic City Boardwalk and Turdo Vineyards & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlantic City: Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking), Windward Beach Park (in Brick) and Ship Bottom Beach (in Ship Bottom). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Atlantic City online visit planner .

Getting from New York City to Atlantic City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cape May City Beaches, Turdo Vineyards & Winery, Ship Bottom Beach, Tuckerton Seaport, Windward Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Tuckerton Seaport ©
Tuckerton Seaport
Turdo Vineyards & Winery ©
Turdo Vineyards & Winery

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Citizens Bank Park and Dutch Wonderland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Graeme Park. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Whitesbog Village (in Browns Mills) and Princeton (St. Paul's Catholic Church & Landau's). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Laurel Hill Mansion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Princeton, Graeme Park, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Whitesbog Village, Dutch Wonderland
Highlights from your plan
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Whitesbog Village ©
Whitesbog Village

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manassas National Battlefield Park and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Fort McHenry National Monument and Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ladew Topiary Gardens (in Monkton), Wat Thai of Washington, D.C. (in Silver Spring) and Federal Hill Park (in Baltimore). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, and steep yourself in history at Thomas Stone National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online travel route builder .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Baltimore, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, Ladew Topiary Gardens, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Ladew Topiary Gardens ©
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©

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nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stone Mountain Park and Oakland Cemetery. We've included these beaches for you: Zoo Atlanta and Discover Mills. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Ashley Park (in Newnan), Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home (in Rome) and Yahoola Creek Park (in Dahlonega).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip site .

Fly from Washington DC to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Atlanta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home, Stone Mountain Park, Discover Mills, Yahoola Creek Park, Ashley Park
Highlights from your plan
Oakland Cemetery ©
Oakland Cemetery
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home ©

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Joy Theater and Storyville District. Get some historical perspective at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, stroll around New Orleans City Park, pause for some photo ops at Deepwater Horizon Memorial, and admire the striking features of Pontalba Buildings.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans visit planning app .

Getting from Atlanta to New Orleans by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Joy Theater ©
Joy Theater
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ©
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mission Concepcion and Helena. Get a sense of the local culture at Sister Creek Vineyards and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: McKenna Children's Museum (in New Braunfels) and Fredericksburg (Narrow Path Winery, Main Street, & more). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at K1 Speed San Antonio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Little Church of La Villita.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning site .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 43°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sister Creek Vineyards, McKenna Children's Museum, Helena
Highlights from your plan
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
Helena ©
Helena
Sister Creek Vineyards ©
Sister Creek Vineyards

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Visit Musical Instrument Museum and McDowell Sonoran Preserve for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Lake Pleasant Regional Park. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Arizona Grand Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and see the interesting displays at Huhugam Heritage Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Phoenix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Antonio in August, with highs in Phoenix at 47°C and lows at 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Huhugam Heritage Center, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Lake Pleasant Regional Park ©
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Arizona Grand Golf Course ©
Arizona Grand Golf Course

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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 8th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and finally browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing site .

You can fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Phoenix in August since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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
Strip Gun Club ©
Strip Gun Club

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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 get in some beach time at The Getty Villa and Redondo Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Baby Beach and Huntington Dog Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Plaza, see the interesting displays at America Tropical Interpretive Center, and stop by Buy Hand.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Buy Hand, The Getty Villa, Third Street Promenade, Newport Beach, Baby Beach
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at de Young Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Mori Point, then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and finally steep yourself in history at The Flood Building.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco 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 August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mori Point
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum
Mori Point ©
Mori Point