42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  27​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Central Park Tours - Movie & TV Sites Tours, Get Up and Ride, Wall Street, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as Gateway National Recreation and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to New York City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Yo, Philly Rocky Film Tour as well as Rocky Statue. Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Change things up with a short trip to Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, wander the streets of Society Hill, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip app .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Kitchen Kettle Village
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Magic Kingdom Park and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 17th (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando visit planner .

Fly from Philadelphia to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Philadelphia in November: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ocean Drive as well as Miami Beach Boardwalk. Relax by the water at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, wander the streets of Espanola Way, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

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You can do a combination of flight and tram from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Miami. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. On your second day here, take a stroll through 6th Street, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then stop by Waterloo Records & Video, and finally explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Austin holiday builder tool .

Getting from Miami to Austin by combination of tram and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, Austin is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lookout Mountain. There's lots more to do: stop by Tattered Cover Book Store, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denver holiday maker site .

You can fly from Austin to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in November, you will find days in Denver are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are cooler (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helicopter Tours. On the 27th (Tue), stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Denver in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Helicopter Tours

3
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.
You've added Vegas! The Show, M&M'S World Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
You've added Rodeo Drive, Macy's, California Dream Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Getty Center The Publications. Head to Hollywood & Highland and City Hallfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, California Dream Tours, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Bikes And Hikes LA ©
Bikes And Hikes LA
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Union Square, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then explore the galleries of USS Pampanito.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

7
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Honolulu Museum of Art and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and examine the collection at U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Waimea Bay, Nu’uanu Pali, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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