15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Melbourne

4
days
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.
You've now added Times Square to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City attractions website .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in New York City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Top of the Rock Observation Deck ©
Top of the Rock Observation Deck

2
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial and then ponder the world of politics at The White House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

2
days
San Diego

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.
SeaWorld San Diego has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sunset Cliffs and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Washington DC to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks
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SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

2
days
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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Las Vegas is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Universal Studios Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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