35 days in Sydney & United States Itinerary

35 days in Sydney & United States Itinerary

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35 days in Sydney & United States Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Aspen, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
7
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Miami, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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New Orleans, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Dallas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
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bus + taxi + Fly:  27​h
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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
End: Sydney, Australia


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Sydney, Australia

Sydney
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally don't miss a visit to I Have a Dream Mural.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Perth to Sydney is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Sydney is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at California Science Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Sydney to Los Angeles in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Aspen, United States

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Aspen is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, adventure, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Aspen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Aspen hover around 18°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Cloud Gate, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip app .

You can fly from Aspen to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aspen to Chicago. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Aspen in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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New York City, United States

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around The High Line, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

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

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Boston, United States

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.
On the 6th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, and finally stroll around Boston Common.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Boston hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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Washington DC, United States

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in November, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Orlando, United States

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planning app .

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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Miami, United States

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 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then stroll through South Beach, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

South Beach
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
South Beach ©
South Beach

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New Orleans, United States

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.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in November, expect nights in New Orleans to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are much colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Dallas, United States

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 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dallas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in November since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary maker app .

Fly from Dallas to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In November in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
On the 21st (Sun), hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are colder (-6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and then explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sydney in 27 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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