43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Adelaide

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Jackson Square and Audubon Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Adelaide to New Orleans. When traveling from Adelaide 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 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Louisiana Children's Museum ©
Louisiana Children's Museum

2
nights
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Hot Spots Fishing Charters, tour the water at your own pace with Dolphin Express, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then stroll through Navarre Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pensacola Beach attractions site .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Pensacola Beach dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Fort Pickens Area ©
Fort Pickens Area

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park, stroll through Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando travel route planning site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and train from Pensacola Beach to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pensacola Beach to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 3rd (Sat), take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue, shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally have fun and explore at Miami Children's Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

4
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Island Dolphin Care and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Key Largo, make a side trip to see Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, admire all the interesting features of USCG Duane, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, and choose your vessel at Key Largo Fishing Adventures.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo travel route builder app .

Drive from Miami Beach to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

4
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Attractions like Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Florida Keys Brewing Company (in Islamorada) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and look for gifts at Hawks Cay Marina Dockside Store.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marathon using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Florida Keys Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

5
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, meet the residents at Key West Aquarium, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Key West sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Aquarium ©
Key West Aquarium

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Key West to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Key West in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's 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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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