57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
9
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Columbus
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
12
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
13
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
14
Boulder
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h
15
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
16
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are much hotter, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to San Antonio and see Natural Bridge Caverns, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Austin trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Austin hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in July, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 25th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Stratton Chapel Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Choctaw Hall, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Natchez vacation maker .

You can drive from New Orleans to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Natchez to be little chillier, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery
Choctaw Hall ©
Choctaw Hall

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Graceland, then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip maker website .

Drive from Natchez to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

Before you visit Chicago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in July, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Rockbridge (Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve & Zipline), Ash Cave (in Logan) and National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Columbus Axe Throwing, gain insight at The Wilds, pause for some photo ops at Christopher Columbus Statue, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Columbus road trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Columbus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Columbus. In July in Columbus, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rockbridge, National Museum of the US Air Force, Ash Cave, The Wilds
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Columbus to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at New England Holocaust Memorial, and get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Boston, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cambridge, Sandwich, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Niagara Falls to Lackawanna to see Our Lady of Victory Basilica about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden. On the next day, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Boulder trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Niagara Falls to Boulder in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hidee Gold Mine, Carousel of Happiness, Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Boulder to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. When traveling from Boulder in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through SoMa, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, San Francisco is much warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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