43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Honolulu
— 7 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've now added Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Battlefield Vegas and Machine Guns Vegas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Helicopter Tours. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and snap pictures at Hoover Dam Bypass.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Limantour Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Jenner (Salt Point State Park & Goat Rock Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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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.
Kids will enjoy Skyline Drive and Gettysburg National Military Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Belle Boyd Cottage (in Front Royal) and Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area (in Fort Valley). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Sam's Point Preserve and Wightman Fruit Farm. Kids will enjoy Central Park and 9/11 Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Peconic River Herb Farm (in Calverton). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Bring the kids along to Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and Extreme Sandbox - North Texas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Mineola Nature Preserve. Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Athens (Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center & East Texas Arboretum), Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman) and Blueberry Hill Farms (in Edom). There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Frank Buck Zoo and pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Dallas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Dallas are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center ©
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas ©
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Honolulu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kids will enjoy Koko Crater Railway Trail and Kailua Beach Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battleship Missouri Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kawela Bay (in Kahuku), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Walls.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Honolulu takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in December, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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