43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
8
Keystone
— 2 nights
9
Portland
— 1 night
10
Salem
— 1 night
11
New York City
— 5 nights
12
Washington DC
— 2 nights
13
Orlando
— 7 nights
14
Key West
— 4 nights
15
Dallas
— 2 nights

2
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. For shopping fun, head to The Grove or The Disney Gallery. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

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 Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Panorama Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley online tour builder.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

1
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Temple Square, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online travel route planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. In September, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get in touch with nature at Black Hills National Forest and Iron Mountain Road. Get some cultural insight at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Prairie Berry Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, view the masterpieces at Insideout, take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip builder site.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 25°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

1
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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. On your second day here, visit Old Port, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland attractions planner.

Getting from Keystone to Portland by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Portland is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in September since evenings lows in Portland dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Ogunquit
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Eastern Promenade ©
Eastern Promenade

1
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Salem

Salem
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem travel route planner.

Getting from Portland to Salem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Salem, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook). The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, hike along East River Waterfront Esplanade, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then gain insight at Georgetown University, then admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Horseshoe Casino
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St James Roman Catholic Cathedral and City Hall. Do your shopping at World of Disney and Winter Garden Farmers Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Merritt Island (Space Shuttle Atlantis & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Garden Farmers Market
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

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Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Shop till you drop at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Art On Duval Key West, and deepen your understanding at Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West day trip planning tool.

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa. On the next day, stop by The British Emporium, then take a stroll through Sundance Square, then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dallas attractions planner.

Fly from Key West to Dallas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to Dallas. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dallas when traveling from Key West in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grapevine, Sundance Square
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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