21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manhattan Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

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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 changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica State Beach
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Helicopter Tours

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Grandview Point. The adventure continues: get great views at Hopi Point and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Visit Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and San Miguel Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo), El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, Santa Fe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taos, El Santuario de Chimayo, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On your second day here, admire the striking features of The Driskill, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin route planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Austin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Austin is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in September; daily highs in Austin reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Inner Space Cavern, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

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.
Get some historical perspective at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, take a stroll through Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beach at Daytona Beach and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Get in touch with nature at Ormond Beach and Cocoa Beach. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 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. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Orlando to be slightly colder, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Cocoa Beach, Ormond Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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