54 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

54 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

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54 days in United States & Grand Bahama Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  18​h
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Houston, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
New Orleans, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + tram:  3​h
7
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
+2
tram + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
8
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
10
Denver, United States
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
12
Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
13
Hana, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney, 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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Mountains and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Santa Monica Farmers Market in Santa Monica--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, browse the different shops at The Grove, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel route builder

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

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Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and look for gifts at Barneys New York.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
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Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 26th (Thu), revel in the low prices at Houston Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Hermann Park and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In September in Houston, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Golf

Side Trip

Houston Premium Outlets
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, take a stroll through Royal Street, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Houston in September, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Neighborhoods, #Nature, #Wildlife
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Ormond Beach. Get some cultural insight at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Stetson Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach), NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Titusville) and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Tue) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia, stop by Disney Springs, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Orlando is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 37°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, Stetson Mansion
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

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Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Step out of the city life by going to Lucayan National Park and Gold Rock Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Taino Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Port Lucaya Marketplace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent De Paul Church, and stop by The Art of Giving.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Bahama Island holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Orlando to Grand Bahama Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Grand Bahama Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Lucayan National Park ©
Lucayan National Park
Taino Beach ©
Taino Beach

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Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and tram from Grand Bahama Island to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Aventura Mall, Shark Valley, Sawgrass Mills
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Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gateway National Recreation and Ponquogue Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City route planner.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Ponquogue Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohio Street Beach, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Chicago at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Ohio Street Beach ©
Ohio Street Beach
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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Denver, United States

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.
Get outdoors at Mount Evans and Cherry Creek State Park. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Union Station.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Chicago in October, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Union Station ©
Union Station

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Change things up with a short trip to Safari West in Santa Rosa (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Getting from Denver to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Ala Moana Center and Polynesian Cultural Centerfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and trek along Manoa Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu day trip website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hana.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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Hana, United States

Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Wai'anapanapa State Park. Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hana: Kihei (Scuba & Snorkeling & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards (in Kula) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Hana Coast Gallery, stroll the grounds of Charles Lindbergh's Grave, take in the exciting artwork at Laura Mango Art Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Fagan's Cross.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hana online holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Honolulu in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hana: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hana

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Haleakala Crater, Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

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