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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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 Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mandalay Bay Beach. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Overton and see Valley of Fire State Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Key West

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.
Visiting Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Key West in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Key West is 3 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Key West: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Artists in Paradise Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Key West to Big Pine Key by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

4
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 appreciate attractions like Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Orlando takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Big Pine Key in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

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

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner.

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lovers Point, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then hike along Point Lobos.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Venture out of the city with trips to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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