41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  2​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
6
Greenville
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Durham
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
11
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Union Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 5°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Pine Key (Bahia Honda State Park & National Key Deer Refuge) and Marathon (San Pablo Catholic Church & Sombrero Beach). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Oldest House & Garden Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marathon, Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Anhinga Trail, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Miami sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

5
nights
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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 1 hour away. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, Orlando is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

2
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 31st (Fri), snap pictures at Liberty Bridge and then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Jones Gap State Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Greenville online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Greenville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Greenville at 13°C and lows at 1°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Jones Gap State Park
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Jones Gap State Park ©
Jones Gap State Park

1
night
Columbia

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Charleston.

Things to do in Columbia

#Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Pounce Cat Cafe, and contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Columbia to Charleston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Battery & White Point Gardens ©
Battery & White Point Gardens
Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery and then get your game on at Battle House.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wilmington trip simple and quick.

Drive from Charleston to Wilmington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Charleston in February, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Wilmington

#Fun & Games, #Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Battle House ©
Battle House
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens and then explore and take pictures at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durham travel planner .

You can drive from Wilmington to Durham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in February, expect nights in Durham to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Durham

#Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Cameron Indoor Stadium ©
Cameron Indoor Stadium

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Durham to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in February, with highs in Las Vegas at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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