51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + subway:  7​h 30​min
2
Brooklyn
— 5 nights
+4
subway + train + Fly + foot + train:  6​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  4​h 45​min
11
Miami
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Ocean Avenue will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles route maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

5
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Amazing Olivefor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Gateway National Recreation and Sacred Heart Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach) and Silverball Museum - Asbury Park, NJ (in Asbury Park). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponquogue Beach, take a stroll through Dumbo, take in the waterfront at Coney Island USA, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn attractions planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Brooklyn by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Brooklyn, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New Haven, Bronx, Brooklyn Bridge, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 12th (Sun), wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Downtown Aquarium, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Brooklyn to Denver in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brooklyn to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Brooklyn in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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 14th (Tue), stroll through Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, take in a show at Hopi House, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, and finally get great views at Grandview Point.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Denver in July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Shop till you drop at The Strip and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, catch a live performance at MGM Grand, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pike Place Market and The Elliott Bay Book Company. Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Ed Munro Seahurst Park (in Burien), Saint Edward State Park (in Kenmore) and Point No Point Lighthouse (in Hansville). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, stroll through Golden Gardens Park, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Point No Point Lighthouse & Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Saint Edward State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, catch a live performance at Japanese Tea Gardens, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and then steep yourself in history at La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Antonio itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Antonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 42°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Royal Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, stop by Faulkner House Books, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans visit site .

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

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You can fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be much colder, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Limantour Beach, Miramar Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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 some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore), Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach) and Gettysburg (Lion Potter & Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, gain insight at Georgetown University, and hunt for treasures at Eastern Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Breezy Point Beach, True Treats Historic Candy
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. On the next day, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally shop like a local with Ocean Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miami online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Miami dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Hollywood Beach, Sawgrass Mills, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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