41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
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Tucson
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Houston
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New Orleans
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Mobile
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Orlando
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Dayton
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Seattle
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San Francisco
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San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balboa Park, San Diego Air & Space Museum and Gaslamp Quarter. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tucson.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Tucson — 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You've now added Titan Missile Museum to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Tucson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Tucson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Houston.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Houston — 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lone Star Flight Museum as well as Battleship Texas State Historic Site. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Tucson to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tucson to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tucson in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Houston, with lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to New Orleans.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes French Market, Frenchmen Street and The National WWII Museum. On the 11th (Thu), hunt for treasures at French Market and then take a stroll through Frenchmen Street. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mobile.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Mobile — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dauphin Street as well as USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile visit planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Mobile in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mobile when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Orlando.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Orlando — 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Military History, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): engage your brain at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Orlando vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mobile to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September in Orlando, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Huntsville.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Huntsville — 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Your day by day itinerary now includes U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Orlando to Huntsville in 3.5 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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in September; daily highs in Huntsville reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Washington DC — 5 nights

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 list of things to see and do now includes The National Archives Museum, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Huntsville to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Washington DC is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Independence Hall, Reading Terminal Market and Battleship New Jersey. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center and then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Battleship New Jersey and then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online travel route builder.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added 9/11 Tribute Museum, Chinatown, Little Italy, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dayton.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

Dayton — 3 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Dayton is known for museums, childrens museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip planning website.

Getting from New York City to Dayton by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dayton when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Seattle.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Seattle — 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Museum of Flight. On the 5th (Sun), take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle attractions website.

Getting from Dayton to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dayton to Seattle. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes USS Pampanito, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and other attractions.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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