23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  24​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
End: Toronto

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign, Universal Studios Hollywood and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. You'll explore and learn at Griffith Observatory and Avila Adobe. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Magicopolis, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visiting Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel River State Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Cheese Shop and Lovers Point. Change things up with a short trip to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Big Sur (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In September, Monterey is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge as well as Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel tool .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Drakes Beach, Limantour Beach, San Gregorio State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square
Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum and Vista House. Take a break from the city and head to Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Mount Hood (in Hood River), River Rafting & Tubing (in White Salmon) and Fort Clatsop National Memorial (in Astoria). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and get impressive views of Mount St. Helens.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Portland planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Mount St. Helens, Manzanita Beach, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Mount Hood
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally admire all the interesting features of Artist Point. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Mud Volcano and then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 0°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oxbow Bend
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and Grey Towers National Historic Site for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Callie's Candy Kitchen (in Mountainhome), Jacks Barn (in Oxford) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Cupsogue Beach County Park, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and stroll through Shinnecock East County Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip maker .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Southampton, Bushkill Falls, Callie's Candy Kitchen, Amazing Olive, Alex Ferrone Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In September, Niagara Falls is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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