42 days in South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

42 days in South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

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42 days in South Pacific, United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Airlie Beach, Australia
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Quebec City, Canada
— 2 nights
8
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
10
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
11
Saint Louis, United States
— 1 night
12
Nashville, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
13
New Orleans, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
14
San Antonio, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
15
El Paso, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
16
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
17
Phoenix, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
18
Los Angeles, United States
— Few hours
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  23​h 15​min
End: Airlie Beach, Australia

3
nights
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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Airlie Beach to Sydney is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Airlie Beach in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. You'll set off for Auckland on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

7
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Auckland takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Auckland. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Auckland

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 25:

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

Getting from Auckland to San Francisco by flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toBanff National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

2
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.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City online route planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Banff National Park to New York City. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Banff National Park in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. You will leave for Washington DC on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

1
night
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.
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

3
nights
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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boston online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get a bit cooler in Boston: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. You will leave for Quebec City on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

2
nights
Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Quebec City online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Boston to Quebec City by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

2
nights
Montreal, Canada

Montreal
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Plan my trip to Montreal with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Montreal sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. You'll set off for Toronto on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Montreal

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

4
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
To plan Toronto vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Montreal to Toronto by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in December: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll set off for Chicago on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Toronto

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:

1
night
Chicago, United States

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Plan my Chicago trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. December in Chicago sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

1
night
Saint Louis, United States

Saint Louis
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis travel route app .

Fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Nightlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

1
night
Nashville, United States

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nashville day trip site .

Getting from Saint Louis to Nashville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in December, with highs in Nashville at 13°C and lows at 2°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

1
night
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.
To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans travel route builder tool .

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Nashville in December, with lows around 16°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toSan Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

4
nights
San Antonio, United States

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

1
night
El Paso, United States

El Paso
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the El Paso travel planning app .

You can fly from San Antonio to El Paso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to El Paso, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, El Paso is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 18°C and lows of 2°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

few
hours
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.
Grand Canyon South Rim has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from El Paso to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from El Paso in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
Phoenix, United States

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Phoenix tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Golf
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

few
hours
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.
To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planning app .

Fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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