42 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

42 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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42 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
5
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ocean City, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Atlanta, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Honolulu, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure City. There's more to do: get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center and delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner.

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Trails Wildlife
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Gun Garage, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route planner.

Getting from Anaheim to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

1
night
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Horseshoe Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Niagara Falls at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls

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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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing in Lawrenceville--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Ocean City, United States

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 7th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours and then get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ocean City trip planner .

You can drive from New York City to Ocean City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Adventure

Side Trip

Cape May County Park & Zoo
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Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Old Rag Mountain Hike in Shenandoah National Park, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, ponder the world of politics at White House, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ocean City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Ocean City in June, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Old Rag Mountain Hike
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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Atlanta, United States

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Atlanta sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Food Tours

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nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Orlando sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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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.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Kailua Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, stroll around Kapiolani Regional Park, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honolulu online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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