41 days in Continental USA Itinerary

41 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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41 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate Promenade. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidio of San Francisco, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, go for a walk through The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 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 in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, catch some excitement at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and laugh and play at Discovery Cove.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip maker site .

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in November, with highs in Orlando at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Garden District and Chalmette National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Step out of New Orleans to go to White Castle and see Nottoway Plantation, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans journey planning app .

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the history at Mission San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in San Antonio hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Green Valley Range (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route planning tool .

Fly from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, Green Valley Range
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Iolani Palace and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Honolulu reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach