17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Boston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
nights
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'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at American Museum of Natural History and St. Paul's Chapel. It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Louisburg Square and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boston online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (17°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
On the 13th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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