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
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
8
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Filbert Street Stairs for their historical value. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, wander the streets of SoMa, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Get outdoors at Topanga State Park and Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple. The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rim Trail, trek along Tonto Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

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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 moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. On your second day here, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Antietam National Battlefield are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, gain insight at Georgetown University, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Washington DC when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and stroll around The High Line.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip maker tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

4
nights
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.
Marginal Way Walkway and Edward Gorey House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway & Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Sandwich (Hoxie House, Heritage Museums & Gardens, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, Boston is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Falmouth, Cambridge, Plymouth Rock, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago journey planning website .

You can fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Visiting Grand Teton and Taggart Lake will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train 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. While traveling from Chicago, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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nights
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

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
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Diamond Head State Monument and Sunset Beach Park. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial for their historical value. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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