31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Palm Springs
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Calistoga
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 15​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Melbourne

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 out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood

few
hours
Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Calistoga trip builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Calistoga, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Schramsberg Vineyards
Sharpsteen Museum
Pride Mountain Vineyards

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Calistoga to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Calistoga in January, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden

few
hours
Glacier National Park

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off toRocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park custom trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road
Farview Curve Overlook

few
hours
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.
To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in January, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Black Sand Basin
Lower Geyser Basin

1
day
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Oklahoma City in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February: high temperatures in Oklahoma City hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
day
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.
On the 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza and then contemplate the long history of Top O' Hill Terrace.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dallas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Dallas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oklahoma City in February, with highs in Dallas at 18°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O' Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O' Hill Terrace
Pioneer Plaza

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and then take a stroll through French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

1
day
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 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Houston Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in February, expect nights in Houston to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo

1
day
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park and then contemplate the long history of State Capitol.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Houston in February, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Metropolitan Park

1
day
San Antonio

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio custom trip planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

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