17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Sydney

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.
For shopping fun, head to Bergamot Station or Hollywood & Highland. You'll explore and learn at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Getty Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and immerse yourself in nature at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles 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. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Diego

#Shopping, #Museums
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Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia, and then steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Orlando by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Orlando is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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.
Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park will thrill your kids. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Ellis Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, and admire the striking features of Trinity Church.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park

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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, stop by Barneys New York, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally take in a show at Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, and then browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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