51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  2​h 45​min
8
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ala Moana Beach Park, and admire all the interesting features of Makapu'u Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu journey website .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Zuma Beach. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Manhattan Beach and see Manhattan Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Watts Towers, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 25th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Royal Street. Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Cabildo, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Atlanta trip website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Atlanta

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Food Tours

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

Plan my day in Key West using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Key West takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: highs in Key West hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Art Deco Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Haulover Beach Park and Hollywood Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and stroll through Crandon Park Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip maker .

Fly from Key West to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October in Miami, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Haulover Beach Park, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©

3
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.
Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

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

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orlando, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

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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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Times Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Whihala Beach Co Park in Whiting, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and stroll through Milton Lee Olive Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Park, Whihala Beach Co Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visit Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Pacifica to see Rockaway Beach about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rodeo Beach, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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