24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  18​h 15​min
Brisbane

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 your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grove. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Angelino Heights Historic Area. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

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Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and get great views at Lipan Point.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at The Venetian, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

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Getting from Las Vegas to San Antonio by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to San Antonio is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo
The Alamo

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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, stop by Kalustyan's, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to New York City. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in December; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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 ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks