60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Des Moines
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
13
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Sydney

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Royal Palms State Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday tool.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi House. On the 13th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, trek along Cape Final Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures, thenview the masterpieces at Blue Star Contemporary, thensteep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, thentake a stroll through Southtown, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Antonio online holiday builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of the Pacific War and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Harry Ransom Center and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. When in Austin, make a side trip to see Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, approximately Hye away. The adventure continues: stop by Central Market, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Barton Creek Greenbelt ©
Barton Creek Greenbelt

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kids will enjoy Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and National Key Deer Refuge. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West road trip tool.

You can fly from Austin to Key West in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in April, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, thentrek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Fowler's Clay Works, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge day trip tool.

Getting from Orlando to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Bring the kids along to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Washington National Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip builder.

Fly from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and Seaport District NYC are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

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

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Swallow Cliff Stairs in Palos Park, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, see where the action happens at Wrigley Field, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and visit The Magnificent Mile.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Swallow Cliff Stairs, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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night
Des Moines

Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Des Moines day trip app.

Getting from Chicago to Des Moines by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Museums Outdoors

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Flight and Glasshouse Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, take a stroll through Bellevue Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seattle tour builder tool.

Getting from Des Moines to Seattle by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Des Moines to Seattle. Traveling from Des Moines in May, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellevue, Duthie Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Alcatraz Island and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through The Castro, and stop by The Embarcadero.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning site.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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