40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  19 h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to North End and USS Constitution Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Chandler Hovey Park (in Marblehead), Concord (Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge & Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House) and Salem Maritime National Historic Site (in Salem). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, get engrossed in the history at Old South Meeting House, explore the galleries of The Paul Revere House, and contemplate the long history of Charlestown Navy Yard.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Boston at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Concord, Chandler Hovey Park, Salem Maritime National Historic Site
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North End ©
North End
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

2
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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Audrain Automobile Museum, thenadmire the striking features of The Elms, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Redwood Library & Athenaeum, brush up on your military savvy at Naval War College Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Museum of American Illustration, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Newport sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Elms ©
The Elms
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

5
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planning app.

You can drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newport in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Jennie Wade House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gettysburg National Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln Statue. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rupp House, pause for some photo ops at 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, explore the world behind art at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planning website.

You can drive from New York City to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gettysburg, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Historic Southern Railway Station are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Abrams Falls Trail. When in Knoxville, make a side trip to see Grotto Falls Parking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Fort Dickerson Park, admire the masterpieces at Knoxville Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at First Baptist Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Knoxville journey planner.

You can fly from Gettysburg to Knoxville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Escape My Room New Orleans. Whitney Plantation and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see St. Joseph Plantation about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Knoxville to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Knoxville in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation
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Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, thensee the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, thenengage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, thenadmire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday maker.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit cooler (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
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National Museum of Funeral History ©
National Museum of Funeral History
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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.
Get in touch with nature at South Kaibab Trail and Yavapai Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Shoshone Point. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and take in breathtaking views at Moran Point.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Helicopter Tours
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at Shelby American Inc and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
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Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Titanic ©
Titanic

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Encinitas, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Beach
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Stephen & Walker Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Dominic Church, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa, Marin Headlands, Stephen & Walker Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Iolani Palace and Photography Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and US Army Museum of Hawaii. Change things up with a short trip to Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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