36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Frisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
13
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, visit Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Get outdoors at Loch Raven Reservoir and Tidal Basin. Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Georgetown University are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip tool.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Gettysburg National Military Park, Horseshoe Casino, Loch Raven Reservoir
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

few
hours
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Denver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Fort Logan National Cemetery ©
Fort Logan National Cemetery

2
nights
Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Thu), trek along North Tenmile Trail #37, then get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get outside with Windrider of the Rockies.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frisco trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Frisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Denver in October, you will find days in Frisco are cooler (9°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, then have fun and explore at John McConnell Math and Science Center, and finally stop by Downtown Grand Junction.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction trip planner.

You can drive from Frisco to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Frisco in October, with highs in Grand Junction at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Meadery of the Rockies
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey ©
Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Arches National Park and Mesa Arch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monument Basin and RedRock Astronomy. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Turret Arch about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park, tee off at Moab Golf Course, and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Moab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Turret Arch
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. In October in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 27th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Page online journey planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in October, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

3
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.
On the 30th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then take a stroll through The Strip. On your second day here, take a spin around town with Escape Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Head to The Disney Gallery and The Lego Storefor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Palm Springs (VillageFest & Palm Springs Air Museum) and Calico Ghost Town (in Yermo). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, visit Old Town Temecula, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and try out the rides at Downtown Disney.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planning site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect Anaheim to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 6th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cambria itinerary website.

You can drive from Anaheim to Cambria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Anaheim in November, with highs in Cambria at 24°C and lows at 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Friends of the Elephant Seal
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app.

Getting from Cambria to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cambria in November, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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