35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18 h
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 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.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gettysburg National Military Park. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Fell's Point in Baltimore, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Ford's Theatre, contemplate the long history of Old Town, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Washington DC by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, Old Town, Fell's Point
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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

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 24th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then trek along Schuylkill River Trail, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Trails
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

7
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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. Visit The Morgan Library & Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Central Park, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City custom trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in New York City sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Gateway National Recreation, Long Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then wander the streets of North End, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and then don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Walden Pond State Reservation
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from the city and head to Elawa Farm and Chicago River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Step out of Chicago to go to Northbrook and see River Trail Nature Center, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Elawa Farm, River Trail Nature Center, Lake Michigan
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in November, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get curious at The Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at California Academy of Sciences.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Bergamot Station. Change things up with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore Los Angeles further: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, browse the different shops at The Grove, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Beaches Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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