45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 9 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 10 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
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Seattle — 9 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gig Harbor Fly Shop (in Gig Harbor) and Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Murhut Falls, &more). Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Seattle reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Sun), take a stroll through Union Square, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Coit Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip maker tool.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Palm Springs hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 1 day

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park route app.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in September: high temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 39°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 10 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip site.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 3 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Salem (The House of the Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston online visit planner.

Getting from New York City to Boston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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