30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bakersfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  9​h
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h
Sydney

5
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Bergamot Stationfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip generator.

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory

2
days
Bakersfield

Bakersfield is a city in Southern California, United States near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at California Area Living Museum (CALM), relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, and then contemplate the long history of Tehachapi Loop.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bakersfield trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Bakersfield in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Bakersfield reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Outdoors Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Outlets at Tejon, Tehachapi Loop
Highlights from your plan
Tehachapi Loop
Outlets at Tejon

2
days
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 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Bakersfield to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
The Mob Museum

1
day
Bakersfield

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Camelot Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bakersfield trip builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Bakersfield by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

West Kern Oil Museum
Highlights from your plan
Camelot Park
West Kern Oil Museum

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery. On your second day here, hike along Wawona Meadow, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bakersfield to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are cooler (-12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Safari West will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium

5
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Kids will enjoy Central Park and Ellis Island. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Long Beach, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History

1
day
Los Angeles

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Marston House Museum

1
day
Los Angeles

On the 26th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and then stop by The Original Farmers Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
The Original Farmers Market

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