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:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  4​h
4
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  3​h
5
Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney


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4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Limantour Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to St. Helena and see Pride Mountain Vineyards, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Muir Woods National Monument, Limantour Beach
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Escape the urban bustle at Haystack Rock and Astoria Column. Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Garibaldi Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach Distillery & Cannon Beach), Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita) and Seaside Candyman (in Seaside). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Garibaldi Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Seaside Candyman
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then learn the secrets of production at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Boeing Future of Flight
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, and then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan visit planner.

Getting from Seattle to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Ketchikan. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in November; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 6°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary ©
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Tongass National Forest ©
Tongass National Forest

5
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sawyer Glacier. Take a break from the city and head to Tracy Arm Fjord and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the venue of Juneau Arts & Humanities, get engrossed in the history at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and stop by Jewels by Kris.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Juneau trip maker site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Ketchikan in November, things will get a bit cooler in Juneau: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sitka trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Sitka: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baranof Castle State Historical Site ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka Sound Science Center ©
Sitka Sound Science Center

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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Upper Delaware River and Ort Farms. Venture out of the city with trips to Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder app .

Getting from Sitka to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sitka to New York City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sitka in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Upper Delaware River, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Ort Farms, Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

4
nights
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.
Visit Fort Lauderdale Beach and South Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Perez Art Museum Miami.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from New York City to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Visit Garden District and French Quarter for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, take a stroll through Royal Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. When traveling from Miami in November, plan for cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 19°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, and get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas planning tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. Expect little chillier evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary and Prime Desert Woodland Preserve. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum