60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  25​h
1
New York City
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

10
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.
Visit Gateway National Recreation and Ellis Island for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Fire Island National Seashore and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Belmar Beach (in Belmar) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Gateway National Recreation, Fire Island National Seashore, Belmar Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
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 ©

8
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Art Deco Historic District and Lincoln Road will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Haulover Beach Park and South Beach. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail, Anhinga Trail, & more), Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood) and Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Beach & Fort Lauderdale Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Matheson Hammock Park, stroll through Lake Worth Beach, shop like a local with Bal Harbour Shops, and get in on the family fun at Jungle Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Miami holiday maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Miami reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

4
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 in touch with nature at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary and Water Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site and Sam Houston Park. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: George Ranch Historical Park (in Richmond) and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hermann Park and see the interesting displays at The Health Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Houston online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, George Ranch Historical Park, St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary ©
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site ©
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site

8
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.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at New York New York Casino, join in the after-dark buzz at Double Down Saloon, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey maker website .

You can fly from Houston to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Houston in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

10
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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Malibu (Malibu Lagoon State Beach & Zuma Beach) and Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Beach, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Huntington Dog Beach, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

9
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Montara State Beach (in Montara). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bean Hollow State Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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