19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nashville
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 18°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
You've now added Niagara Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Niagara Falls are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish ©

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night
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.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally take a stroll through Capitol Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Doctor Gumbo Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then take in the local highlights with Doctor Gumbo Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): test your team's savvy at Escape My Room New Orleans, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans online day trip planner .

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 October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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hours
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and then see the interesting displays at The George Jones. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at McGavock Confederate Cemetery, and then learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Nashville hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums
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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

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nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon South Rim as well as Antelope Canyon. On the 13th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, then take in the views from Navajo Bridge, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Page trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Page takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Page is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then engage your brain at California Science Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Pasadena.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

You can fly from Page to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Page to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Page in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old Pasadena
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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