37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
14
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip 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. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore and take pictures at Cape Royal, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, then get great views at Mather Point, then look for gifts at Lookout Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In September, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get in touch with nature at Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Eye Tunnel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sylvan Lake and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Change things up with a short trip to Windcross Conservancy in Buffalo Gap (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: hike along Presidential Trail, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone journey tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Keystone in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Keystone in September, with highs in Dallas at 39°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Truman Little White House and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Marathon (Sombrero Beach & The Turtle Hospital). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take a tour of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Orlando International Premium Outlets or World of Disney. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando travel route builder tool .

Fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Orlando, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Orlando International Premium Outlets ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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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.
Popular historic sites such as National Mall and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Washington DC is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. For shopping fun, head to SoHo or Chelsea Market. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, make a trip to Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Wicked Good Books, then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum, then admire the striking features of Phillips House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally browse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem journey planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Salem takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Salem hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hampton Beach State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Strawbery Banke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Museum of Art. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Perkins Cove in Ogunquit--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, grab your bike and head to Beth Condon Pathway, see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and wander the streets of Old Port.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Portland sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Beth Condon Pathway, Portland Head Light, Wells Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Port ©
Old Port
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Old Faithful and Tower Fall will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Artist Point. And it doesn't end there: hike along North Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Calcite Springs Lookout, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 30th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Antelope Island State Park and then admire the natural beauty at Temple Square. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To plan Salt Lake City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antelope Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wawona online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salt Lake City to Wawona. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Wawona is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Salt Lake City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wawona: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Lands End, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in October, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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