55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  25​h
1
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Miami, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Canberra

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and International Drive. For shopping fun, head to Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue or World of Disney.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando holiday maker tool .

Canberra, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Canberra to Orlando due to the time zone difference. In June, Orlando is much hotter than Canberra - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. You will leave for Miami on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
International Drive ©
International Drive

3
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ocean Drive and Art Deco Historic District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Everglades National Park and Anhinga Trail. There's more to do: take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami online day trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Miami by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Miami, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
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.
Do your shopping at Royal Street and Frenchmen Street. St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, steep yourself in history at Destrehan Plantation, and make a trip to French Quarter.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New Orleans using our trip planner.

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by combination of tram and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. Traveling from Miami in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get some historical perspective at Bonfire Memorial and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Space Center Houston and Houston Premium Outlets. Step out of Houston with an excursion to Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Houston online day trip planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Houston are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Houston Premium Outlets, Texas Prison Museum, Bonfire Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum

3
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 19th (Fri), shop like a local with South Coast Plaza and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Victoria Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Houston to Anaheim in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in June, with highs in Anaheim at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

South Coast Plaza, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Victoria Gardens
Highlights from your plan
South Coast Plaza ©
South Coast Plaza
Victoria Gardens ©
Victoria Gardens
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at The Grove, and wander the streets of Los Feliz.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. In June, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Museum-lovers will get to explore Asian Art Museum and de Young Museum. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin and then cruise along Grand Loop Road.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from the city and head to Starved Rock State Park and Grand Mere State Park. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & Morefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Prarie States Winery (in Genoa) and Silver Beach County Park (in Saint Joseph). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Chicago itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Chicago to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, Grand Mere State Park, Prairie States Winery, Silver Beach County Park, Starved Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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Boston

Boston ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace or Quincy Market. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and The House of the Seven Gables. Change things up with a short trip to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston road trip planning website .

Getting from Chicago to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Plimoth Plantation, The House of the Seven Gables
Highlights from your plan
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Golden Fish Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and Fifth Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to Columbia (Worthington State Forest & Delaware Water Gap), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Paumanok Vineyards (in Aquebogue). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, experience rural life at Donaldson Farms, step off the mainland to explore Fire Island National Seashore, and take a stroll through Greenwich Village.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker website .

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia, Donaldson Farms, Fire Island National Seashore, Paumanok Vineyards, Golden Fish Gallery
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Skyline Drive and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Head to R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery and Fell's Pointfor plenty of shopping. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg), Gettysburg (Shriver House Museum & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, browse the exhibits of U.S. Naval Academy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and stop by My Neighbor and Me.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday maker site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Annapolis, Gettysburg, Berryville, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Fell's Point
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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