44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary maker .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
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.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip maker site .

Getting from Washington DC to Key West by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in April since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Garden District, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. When traveling from Orlando in April, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Diego, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles route maker app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Honolulu reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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