42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Audubon Zoo and Louisiana Children's Museum. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans attractions planning app .

Adelaide, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Central Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In August, New Orleans is much hotter than Adelaide - with highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Louisiana Children's Museum ©
Louisiana Children's Museum
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Bronx Zoo. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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 Tidal Basin. Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Gettysburg National Military Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Attractions like Memphis Zoo and The Children's Museum of Memphis make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Graceland, admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Memphis travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
The Children's Museum of Memphis ©

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip site .

Fly from Memphis to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Memphis to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Travel Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to 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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Oracle Park, walk around Golden Gate Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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