21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
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.
Visiting Oxnard Beach Park and Santa Monica State Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Carpinteria State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: The Collection at Riverpark (in Oxnard), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Bart's Books (in Ojai). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Oxnard, Bart's Books
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Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Sanders Family Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Hoover Dam Bypass and Mountain Falls Golf Club. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, push the limits with an extreme tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Pahrump, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Head and Pescadero State Beach. Relax by the water at San Gregorio State Beach and Pescadero State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Half Moon Bay (Poplar Beach & Pomponio State Beach) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Bodega Head, San Gregorio State Beach
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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 the less-touristy side of things at Ponquogue Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and The Amazing Olive. Step out of New York City with an excursion to St. James General Store in Saint James--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

St. James General Store, Ponquogue Beach, The Amazing Olive, Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fire Island National Seashore ©
Fire Island National Seashore

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