33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
14
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth


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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, then examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, admire the natural beauty at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland online tour itinerary planner .

Perth, Australia to Portland is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Perth to Portland, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip app .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Strawbery Banke Museum and Old North Church & Historic Site. Old Burying Point Cemetery and Granary Burying Ground will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Boston to go to Hampton and see Hampton Beach State Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, and get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Boston travel route planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Boston in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Burying Point Cemetery, Hampton Beach State Park, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters, then stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through SoHo, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, examine the collection at New York Public Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder website .

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Old Town, Manassas National Battlefield Park
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then examine the collection at The Field Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chicago Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): hike along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City online trip builder .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, with highs in Salt Lake City at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 3rd (Tue), trek along Angel's Landing and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in November: highs in Zion National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Zion National Park to Kanab by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

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Monument Valley

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 6th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kanab to Monument Valley in 4 hours. When traveling from Kanab in November, plan for slightly colder days in Monument Valley, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach and then learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Monument Valley to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 14°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Twin Peaks. Popular historic sites such as Presidio of San Francisco and Grace Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sacramento (Crocker Art Museum & California State Railroad Museum) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sacramento, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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