43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Bus to Key West, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Visiting La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Cabrillo Tide Pools, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Valley of Fire State Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Kids will enjoy The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Do your shopping at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Key West by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Key West hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Key Deer Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Big Pine Key trip planner.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Fri) at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

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Getting from Big Pine Key to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Pine Key in July, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

New York City

— 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Escape the urban bustle at Mariposa Grove and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Carmel

— 1 night
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. On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lovers Point, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.