17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
drive:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
drive:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Melbourne

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ellis Island, Little Italy, Empire State Building, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: take a stroll through Times Square and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Venice Canals Walkway. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Bergamot Station, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stop by Hollywood & Highland, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bergamot Station
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf as well as Golden Gate Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Filbert Steps ©
Filbert Steps

3
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.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Placerita Canyon Nature Center and then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 14°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Placerita Canyon Nature Center ©
Placerita Canyon Nature Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Grand Central Market ©
Grand Central Market

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