57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 11 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Daytona Beach
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 10 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 8 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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), wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, and then stop by Bergamot Station.

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Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Two Rodeo Drive and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Venture out of the city with trips 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). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, engage your brain at California Science Center, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Dallas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

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.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Sundance Square will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Lifestylez Nails Spa. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District (in Fort Worth) and Magnolia Market Silos (in Waco). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, do a tasting at Grape Vine Springs Winery, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Dallas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas. In April in Dallas, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

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Memphis

Memphis ©

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, then look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis day trip app.

You can fly from Dallas to Memphis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Memphis are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Memphis

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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts and Ocean Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach) and St. Augustine (The Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Beach at Daytona Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, bet on your favorite at Daytona International Speedway, and explore by horseback at Equestrian Adventures of Florida.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Daytona Beach visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Daytona Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in April, expect Daytona Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Duncan McClellan Gallery and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Philippe Park and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (in Bushnell), Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor) and Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum (in Titusville). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Orlando in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Scuba & Snorkeling
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC visit planning website.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Shop till you drop at Rittenhouse Square and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Get some cultural insight at Barnes Foundation and Valley Forge National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and hike along Kelly Drive.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and Fifth Avenue. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Hook Mountain State Park in Valley Cottage, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), stroll through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

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

Things to do in New York City

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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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Let the collections at de Young Museum and Exploratorium capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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