43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  12 h 45 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
9
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h 15 min
12
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
14
Key West
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  5 h 45 min
15
Dallas
— 2 nights
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  19 h 15 min
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. For shopping fun, head to Amoeba Music or The Grove. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & The Disney Gallery) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
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 (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 9th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley online tour builder.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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 12th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Temple Square, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online travel route planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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.
Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Norris Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, hike along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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 Black Hills National Forest and Iron Mountain Road. Get some cultural insight at Insideout and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Keystone road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Keystone to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. On your second day here, visit Old Port, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland attractions planner.

Getting from Keystone to Portland by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Portland is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in September since evenings lows in Portland dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ogunquit
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Eastern Promenade ©
Eastern Promenade

1
night
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem travel route planner.

Getting from Portland to Salem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Salem, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, hike along East River Waterfront Esplanade, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Salem in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Great Neck Steppingstone Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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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 26th (Sat): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then gain insight at Georgetown University, then admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and subway from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St James Roman Catholic Cathedral and City Hall. Do your shopping at World of Disney and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Merritt Island (Space Shuttle Atlantis & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Winter Garden Farmers Market, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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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.
Shop till you drop at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Art On Duval Key West. Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa. On the next day, stop by The British Emporium, then take a stroll through Sundance Square, then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dallas attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and tram from Key West to Dallas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to Dallas. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dallas when traveling from Key West in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Grapevine, Sundance Square
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Lifestylez Nails Spa ©
Lifestylez Nails Spa
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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