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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Palm Springs
— 1 night
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
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Austin
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Melbourne

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood

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day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Palm Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Palm Springs to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 25th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Calistoga itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Calistoga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Calistoga. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Calistoga to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Calistoga in January, you will find days in Portland are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) 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

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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 more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Portland to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in January, things will get a bit cooler in Glacier National Park: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Rocky 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 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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

2
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. You will leave for Oklahoma City on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology and then steep yourself in history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Oklahoma City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Oklahoma City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, things will get warmer in Oklahoma City: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology

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 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza and then make a trip to Top O' Hill Terrace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dallas vacation planner.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in February: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 18°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
day
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see a show at Grand Ole Opry and then admire the landmark architecture of Fontanel Mansion.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dallas to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in February: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry
Fontanel Mansion

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 5th (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Jackson Square and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in February, New Orleans is much hotter at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston vacation trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you will find days in Houston are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Alamo, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then stroll through Friedrich Park, and finally trek along The San Antonio River Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Antonio itinerary maker.

You can drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in San Antonio are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk
Friedrich Park

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): ponder the world of politics at State Capitol and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill Bar.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Austin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol
The Driskill Bar

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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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and try to win big at The Venetian.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough 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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