25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  30​h
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River), Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River) and Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, stroll through Sands Point Preserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder app .

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 difference when traveling from Melbourne to New York City is minus 15 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in New York City hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Columbia, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Wolf Conservation Center, Cattus Island County Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and Capitol Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Old Town. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, approximately 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Tomb of the Unknowns, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

6
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.
Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Attractions like Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve (in Murrieta) and Wilson Creek Winery (in Temecula). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Wilson Creek Winery, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Attractions like Safari West and Marin Headlands make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online route maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in January since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

few
hours
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 13th (Mon): get great views at Yaki Point, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Nightlife, #Shopping, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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