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
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
6
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Estes Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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5
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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Royal Palms State Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Malibu (Zuma Beach & Carbon Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Rey Beach.

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

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) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Manhattan Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning app .

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 May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to French Quarter, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Appreciate the collections at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Head to Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Squarefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Ventnor City Beach (in Ventnor City). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and take a stroll through Society Hill.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday maker tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Philadelphia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in May, Philadelphia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Ventnor City Beach, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip maker site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heritage Museums & Gardens and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Point and Race Point Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Herring Cove Beach (in Provincetown) and Old Silver Beach (in Falmouth). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, stroll through Nantasket Beach, and stop by Brookline Booksmith.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Nantasket Beach, Old Silver Beach, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Centerfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace capture your imagination. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Field Museum, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

1
day
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Estes Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Emerald Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip planning site .

You can drive from Estes Park to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Estes Park in June, expect Buena Vista to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Aspen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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