43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
16
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (47°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Waterloo Records, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin journey website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Austin are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Graceland, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Memphis tour planning tool .

Getting from Austin to Memphis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin in July, expect nights in Memphis to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

Plan trip to Nashville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

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nights
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get answers to all your questions at Historic Downtown Senoia and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Atlanta itinerary planning site .

Fly from Nashville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Senoia Welcome Center
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium

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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.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Key Largo (Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder & Island Dolphin Care), Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Miami trip maker site .

You can fly from Atlanta to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Atlanta in July, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Key Largo, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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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: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, go for a walk through The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Miami to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

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

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago online journey planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, steep yourself in history at Overholser Mansion, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Centennial Land Run Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City journey maker tool .

Fly from Chicago to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Oklahoma City are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology
Henry Overholser Mansion ©
Henry Overholser Mansion

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, browse the collection at Colorado Springs Public Library - East Library, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Oklahoma City in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 35°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Living Room Trail, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip builder site .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, things will get a bit warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In August, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to St. Helena in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to St. Helena, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in St. Helena reach 32°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route maker app .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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