39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

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

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, trek along Lands End, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco route planning site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, then stroll through Wawona Meadow, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wawona trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Wawona to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow
Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls

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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 30th (Tue): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wawona in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
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Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

2
nights
Monument Valley

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. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Monument Valley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Church History Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 24°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum

3
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and finally trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then trek along Artist Point, and finally explore and take pictures at S Rim Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

1
day
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Keystone online visit planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Hill City
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Twisted Pine Winery ©
Twisted Pine Winery
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

4
nights
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.
Visiting Beach at Daytona Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at World of Disney and Kennedy Space Center Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral), Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). There's much more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary website .

Getting from Keystone to Orlando by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Orlando is 2 hours. When traveling from Keystone in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central, then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, and finally examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Miami Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lock & Load Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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nights
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.
On the 13th (Mon), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stop by De La Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary website .

Fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the natural beauty at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Washington DC, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Manassas National Battlefield Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Burying Point Cemetery and Salem Witch Village. Popular historic sites such as The House of the Seven Gables and Salem Maritime National Historic Site are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, steep yourself in history at Proctor's Ledge Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, and stop by Magika - Chapel of Archangel Michael.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salem trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Salem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get slightly colder in Salem: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Port and Eastern Promenade. Do your shopping at Richard Boyd Art Gallery and Edgecomb Potters. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland day trip planner .

Drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Portland sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Umbrella Cover Museum ©
Umbrella Cover Museum
Old Port ©
Old Port
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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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.
Head to SoHo and Firenze Jewelsfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Hyde Park to see Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than Portland - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan

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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 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop by LA Farmers' Market, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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