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 + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Daytona Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Orlando
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
On the 1st (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Rodeo Drive, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, and then look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Monica journey site .

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. April in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

11
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade), Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center, Founder's Park, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, engage your brain at California Science Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and shop like a local with Hauser & Wirth.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, State Street Underpass, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Worth Botanic Garden and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Museum-lovers will appreciate Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Dallas Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Magnolia Market Silos (in Waco) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Sundance Square). There's lots more to do: see Lifestylez Nails Spa, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, learn about winemaking at Grape Vine Springs Winery, and pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dallas vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Dallas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Magnolia Market Silos
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the galleries of Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, then stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Memphis driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dallas to Memphis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

3
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stetson Mansion and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Daytona Beach side-trips: St. Augustine (The Ximenez-Fatio House, High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, & more) and St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach, view the masterpieces at Ocean Art Gallery, bet on your favorite at Daytona International Speedway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Equestrian Adventures of Florida.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Daytona Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Memphis in April: high temperatures in Daytona Beach hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Stetson Mansion, Ocean Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

10
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.
Let the collections at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Discovery Cove and Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River), Titusville (Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex) and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Disney's Animal Kingdom, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

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

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Orlando takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orlando are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Scuba & Snorkeling, Duncan McClellan Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Gettysburg National Military Park. Visiting Antietam National Battlefield and Tidal Basin will get you outdoors. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Antietam National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

8
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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiles For Americafor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Valley Cottage to see Hook Mountain State Park about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip website .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hook Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

6
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 Sonoma Coast State Beach. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve in Guerneville--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and shop like a local with Exploratorium.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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