60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Key West
— 4 nights
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Chicago
— 4 nights
12
Des Moines
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
13
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

5
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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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Palms State Beach, view the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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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.
Attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: stroll through La Jolla Cove, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail, and get great views at Moran Point.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tower of the Americas, take an in-depth tour of Institute of Texan Cultures, then shop like a local with Blue Star Contemporary, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally hike along The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take a stroll through Southtown, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in San Antonio to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas State Capitol. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of the Pacific War and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. Step out of Austin to go to Hye and see Garrison Brothers Distillery, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, stop by Central Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barton Creek Greenbelt, and take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin route planning website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Get a sense of the local culture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. When in Key West, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Key West takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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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.
Kids will enjoy Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

Drive from Key West to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in April, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, trek along Alum Cave Trail, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Pigeon Forge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, Pigeon Forge is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Bloomery Plantation Distillery (in Charles Town) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Times Square, browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:
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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

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some historical perspective at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Millennium Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (in Skokie) and Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park). There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Swallow Cliff Stairs, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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Des Moines

Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Des Moines takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Seattle on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Bellevue Square. Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

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You can fly from Des Moines to Seattle in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Des Moines in May, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellevue, Duthie Hill Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Shop till you drop at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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