42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  23​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
13
Carlsbad
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
14
Anaheim
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
15
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Hobart

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planning site .

Hobart, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hobart to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hobart in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toWawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Valley Floor Tour as well as Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. On the 28th (Mon), take a memorable ride with Yosemite Valley Floor Tour and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Keep things going the next day: trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Wawona hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail ©
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail

1
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Lone Pine

Lone Pine
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lone Pine trip maker app .

Drive from Wawona to Lone Pine in 5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in September, Lone Pine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Nature Historic Sites

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Lone Pine to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in October, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, try your luck at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, with lows around 18°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get great views at Mather Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church and then take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Williams journey planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Williams are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Williams

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Williams Depot ©
Williams Depot
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

1
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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of First Christian Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner .

Traveling by car from Williams to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Williams in October, expect Phoenix to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
First Christian Church ©
First Christian Church

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Family-friendly places like Nauset Beach and Museum of Science will thrill your kids. Museum of Fine Arts and Marginal Way Walkway are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Phoenix to Boston in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Boston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect nights in Boston to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marginal Way Walkway, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Lido Beach (in Lido Beach), Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in October, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cupsogue Beach County Park, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Lido Beach
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Washington DC to San Diego takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Art Beat on Main Street, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, then kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, and finally wander the streets of Carlsbad Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Carlsbad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, Carlsbad is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Art Beat on Main Street
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier
Carlsbad Village ©
Carlsbad Village

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Disney Gallery and Mission San Juan Capistrano. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Calico Ghost Town (in Yermo) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park, make a trip to Downtown Disney, take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park, and steep yourself in history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim route planner .

Getting from Carlsbad to Anaheim by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carlsbad in October: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Calico Ghost Town, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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