31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Rapid City
— 1 night
5
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Harrisburg
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
12
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
13
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas is minus 18 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah and then hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City attractions planning tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Salt Lake City at 26°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, and then view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip builder app .

Getting from Denver to Rapid City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Rapid City sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
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South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Suzie Cappa Art Center ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, and then enjoy some diversion at Target Field.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip maker .

Getting from Rapid City to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Museums Nature

Side Trip

Cathedral of Saint Paul
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and finally stop by The Spice House. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Milwaukee trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Milwaukee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church and then view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Baseball Heritage Museum, admire the masterpieces at Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick, then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, and finally hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cleveland route maker site .

Getting from Detroit to Cleveland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Cleveland sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Casinos
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick ©

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cleveland to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

2
nights
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildwood Park. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and then walk around Gettysburg National Military Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Harrisburg itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Harrisburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Cullari Vineyards and Winery
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 29th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market and then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Getting from Harrisburg to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

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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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Liddabit Sweets. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage), Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, grab your bike and head to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour builder website .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Bronx Zoo, Ocean Grove Beach, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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