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:  18​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Nashville
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth

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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.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaiahao Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip app .

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Honolulu, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Honolulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Kawaiahao Church, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more). Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Helena route maker site .

You can fly from Honolulu to St. Helena in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to St. Helena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, things will get cooler in St. Helena: highs are around 18°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Oakville, Napa, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, shop like a local with Union Square, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Nashville in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Nashville. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Nashville to be much hotter, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns are in your itinerary. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Central Park, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, go for a walk through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online route planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando visit planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miami route planning app .

You can drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in December, Miami is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery or KEPart Studio-Gallery. Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary builder .

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 8°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

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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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas route planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online route maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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