32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Michigan City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
12
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
You've now added Twilight Tattoo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Women in Military Service for America Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Twilight Tattoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Pentagon Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, then ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, and finally step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arlington planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Arlington is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. Traveling from Sydney to Arlington, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Arlington reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Pentagon
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Pentagon ©
The Pentagon
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of American History as well as Pi Pizzeria & The Bottoms Up Bar. On the 3rd (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgetown University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally raise your glass at Pi Pizzeria & The Bottoms Up Bar.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

Washington DC is just a short distance from Arlington. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Take Me Out NYC, Bargemusic, One World Observatory, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing site .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nightlife Tours

Side Trip

Yankee Stadium
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barcade as well as Output. On the 9th (Mon), walk around Prospect Park, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, appreciate the history behind 9/11 - WTC Memorial, then get a taste of local nightlife at Output, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Barcade.

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Brooklyn is very close to New York City. In October, daytime highs in Brooklyn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Brooklyn Bridge, 9/11 - WTC Memorial
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Prospect Park ©
Prospect Park
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge Park ©
Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yates Cider Mill, Yost Ice Arena and Michigan Stadium. Take a break from Detroit with a short trip to Heritage Park in Taylor, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, browse the different shops at Somerset Collection, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brooklyn to Detroit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Detroit is little chillier than Brooklyn - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Somerset Collection, The Henry Ford, Yates Cider Mill, Heritage Park
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Michigan Stadium ©
Michigan Stadium

2
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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Mitten Brewing Co.. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Grand Rapids Art Museum, stroll around Millennium Park, look and learn at Grand Rapids Public Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Mitten Brewing Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): walk around Windmill Island Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids travel app .

You can drive from Detroit to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Michigan City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Millennium Park, Windmill Island Gardens
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Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

1
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Michigan City

Michigan City ©
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Vineyards Gourmet has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Vineyards Gourmet, stop by Stateline Blueberries, learn about winemaking at Shady Creek Winery, then revel in the low prices at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, and finally admire the striking features of Barker Mansion.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Michigan City journey planner .

Drive from Grand Rapids to Michigan City in 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids to Michigan City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Michigan City

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vineyards Gourmet
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Vineyards Gourmet ©
Vineyards Gourmet
Barker Mansion ©
Barker Mansion
Shady Creek Winery ©
Shady Creek Winery

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ghost & Vampire Tours, Wendella, Chicago Riverwalk, and other attractions. On the 16th (Mon), catch a live event at Wrigley Field, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, then take a tour by water with Wendella, then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a spin around town with Chicago Architecture Center, get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Tribune Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, then admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, and finally walk around Grant Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago day trip app .

Drive from Michigan City to Chicago in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Chicago Architecture Center ©
Chicago Architecture Center

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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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

Plan a Las Vegas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. In October, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, walk around Audubon Park, examine the collection at Cabildo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel route planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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