35 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

35 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

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35 days in United States & Toronto Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe, United States
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Boston, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
9
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Philadelphia, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Modus Operandi Cellars
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
South Lake Tahoe, United States

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, then kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 20°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

2
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Sentinel Dome. Get a sense of the local culture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation builder .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue). The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Field Museum and Millennium Park. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Cal Sag BikeTrail (in Lemont), Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park) and Deer Grove Forest Preserve (in Palatine). The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chicago using our trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Cal Sag BikeTrail, Prairie Wolf Slough, Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Little Red Schoolhouse
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

3
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Conservatory and White Water Walk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Loma and Royal Ontario Museum. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St James Anglican Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and look for gifts at The Saucy Milliner.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto visit planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Toronto in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Niagara Falls
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Casa Loma ©
Casa Loma
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

2
nights
Boston, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a stroll through North End, then steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, then wander the streets of Newbury Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Toronto to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, and stroll through Central Park Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey planner.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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nights
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. Do your shopping at Rittenhouse Square and Reading Terminal Market. Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip builder app .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a stroll through Royal Street, and then hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Orleans attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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