43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
15
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Amoeba Music. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & The Disney Gallery). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
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 cast your line with a fishing tour. On the next day, stop by Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

Find out how to plan San Francisco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, cruise along Tioga Pass, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect much colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. 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
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
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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 stroll through South Kaibab Trail. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive 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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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
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.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

1
night
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Before you visit Salt Lake City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Monument Valley in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Artist Point. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, and trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In September, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
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 a sense of the local culture at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Prairie Berry Winery. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Sylvan Lake. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel & Black Hills National Forest). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and view the masterpieces at Insideout.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Keystone holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Keystone to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can 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:
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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

1
night
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), admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Port, stroll through Eastern Promenade, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Portland takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Portland is 2 hours. Traveling from Keystone in September, Portland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can 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

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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 maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Salem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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're off toNew York City.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach and Great Neck Steppingstone Park. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the landscape on two wheels at East River Waterfront Esplanade, stroll around Central Park, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Drive from Salem to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Salem in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC sightseeing planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Arlington National Cemetery
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

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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.
Head to World of Disney and Winter Garden Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and St James Roman Catholic Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Space Shuttle Atlantis in Merritt Island (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: laugh and play at Discovery Cove, discover the magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©

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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 Art On Duval Key West. Relax by the water at Bahia Honda State Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Truman Little White House, sample the fine beverages at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, and get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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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): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dallas World Aquarium, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at The British Emporium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sundance Square, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Key West to Dallas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. 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) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

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

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