41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Mariposa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
West Hollywood
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
10
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h 15 min
12
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monterey road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Visit Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Valley Chapel for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport) and Yosemite National Park (El Capitan, Olmsted Point, &more).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariposa route planning site.

Getting from Monterey to Mariposa by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mariposa, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 24th (Tue), cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Mariposa to San Simeon takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Mariposa in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

3
nights
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Let the collections at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Annenberg Community Beach House capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Montana Avenue and Ocean Avenue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Hollywood: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade), Zuma Beach (in Malibu) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Shotgun House and wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to West Hollywood takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in West Hollywood hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive, Zuma Beach, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online vacation planner.

Drive from West Hollywood to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. When traveling from West Hollywood in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Visit Marston House Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around La Jolla Cove, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Spring Mountains Visitor Center in Mount Charleston--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, try to win big at Casino at the Monte Carlo Resort, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Genesee Country Village & Museum and Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park. Step out of Buffalo to go to Niagara Falls and see Niagara Falls Observation Tower, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, and try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Buffalo by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Buffalo. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Buffalo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Genesee Country Village & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and 8th Ave Jetty will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach), Lido Beach (in Lido Beach) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, kick back and relax at Point Lookout Beach, admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

8th Ave Jetty, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

5
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.
National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from New York City to Washington DC in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baltimore, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Arlington National Cemetery, Loch Raven Reservoir, Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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