42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
4
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
5
Miami
— 2 nights
6
Tallahassee
— 1 night
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
8
Houston
— 1 night
9
Austin
— 1 night
10
Dallas
— 2 nights
11
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
12
Phoenix
— 1 night
13
San Diego
— 3 nights
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
15
San Francisco
— 3 nights
16
Las Vegas
— 5 nights

4
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary planning website.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, wander the streets of Society Hill, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Veterans Memorial Wall, identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Sweet Pete's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course, thenidentify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Intuition Ale Works.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville tour builder app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Jacksonville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Jacksonville reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course, St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course ©
TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, stroll through South Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, thenhave fun at Lock & Load Miami, and finally contemplate the long history of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, thenexplore the activities along Slough Slog, and then step off the mainland to explore Long Pine Key.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Miami holiday builder site.

You can fly from Jacksonville to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in October, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Slough Slog ©
Slough Slog

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
On the 6th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Florida History, thentake an in-depth tour of Goodwood Museum and Gardens, thengrab your bike and head to JR Alford Greenway, and finally stroll around Dorothy B Oven Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tallahassee tour builder.

Getting from Miami to Tallahassee by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in October, plan for little chillier nights in Tallahassee, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Goodwood Museum and Gardens ©
Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Museum of Florida History ©
Museum of Florida History
Dorothy B Oven Park ©
Dorothy B Oven Park

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and wander the streets of Garden District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Tallahassee to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tallahassee in October: highs in New Orleans hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Chapel of St. Basil, thenget curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Houston travel planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Houston hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
The Chapel of St. Basil ©
The Chapel of St. Basil

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, thenadmire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Austin, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Elisabet Ney Museum ©
Elisabet Ney Museum
University of Texas at Austin ©
University of Texas at Austin

2
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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Founder's Plaza Observation Area, get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, thenexamine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and then make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip builder.

Drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dallas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine Historic Main Street District, Top O'Hill Terrace, Founder's Plaza Observation Area
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

2
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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Corrales Bosque, thenexamine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, thenget curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and finally explore the galleries of Wright's Indian Art. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tramway Bike Path, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Albuquerque New Mexico Temple, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planning website.

You can fly from Dallas to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in October: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Albuquerque New Mexico Temple ©
Albuquerque New Mexico Temple

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Rosson House Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planning tool.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in October: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
The Rosson House Museum ©
The Rosson House Museum

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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip builder.

Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and South Bay Bicycle Trail (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, admire the natural beauty at Beverly Canon Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try your luck at New York New York Casino.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum, Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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