38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  22​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cape May
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
9
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Biltmore (in Asheville). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Gatlin's Escape Games.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Gatlinburg is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Gatlinburg is minus 15 hours. In July, Gatlinburg is warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Dollywood, Mount LeConte, Biltmore
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

4
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.
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, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Orlando when traveling from Gatlinburg in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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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

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Dragon Distillery, LLC (in Frederick) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dragon Distillery, LLC, Gettysburg National Military Park
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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

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cape May Lighthouse, then explore the galleries of Emlen Physick Estate, and finally kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape May trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Cape May hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Cape May

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches

5
nights
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder app .

Getting from Cape May to New York City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas journey maker tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Hilton Head on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head road trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Hilton Head by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Hilton Head. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Hilton Head: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston route planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Charleston are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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