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:  13​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Portland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Corolla
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
12
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
13
Asheville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney


2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Kapiolani Regional Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
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.
Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Tolmie State Park. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Seahurst Beach Park, Tolmie State Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Eastbank Esplanade, identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then take in the pleasant sights at Wintler Community Park, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Wintler Community Park
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Fell's Point or Eastern Market. National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more) and Rocky Point Beach and Park (in Essex). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Portland to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Portland to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in August, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Rocky Point Beach and Park, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Fell's Point
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Ponquogue Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at The Cotton Gin, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Morris Farm Market, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carova Beach.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Corolla trip planner .

Traveling by car from New York City to Corolla takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Morris Farm Market, Bodie Island Lighthouse, The Cotton Gin
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

6
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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Hermit's Rest and Tusayan Museum. On the 25th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Corolla to Grand Canyon National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Corolla to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corolla in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Amoeba Music and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Canals Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yosemite Museum Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Change things up with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. Visit Fort Funston National Park and China Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rodeo Drive and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Santa Monica in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and tram; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Santa Monica, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Monica, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, then wander the streets of Biltmore Village, and then explore the galleries of Biltmore Estate. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to Asheville in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Santa Monica to Asheville. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Asheville, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Biltmore Village ©
Biltmore Village

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by The Black Cat Shoppe, enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens. Keep things going the next day: stop by Haag and Sons Seafood and then identify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wilmington, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Haag and Sons Seafood
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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