26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Shop till you drop at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Rick's Restorations. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at The Mirage, raise your glass at Double Down Saloon, and catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of New York City to go to Sandy Hook and see Gateway National Recreation, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Bergamot Station, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Shopping, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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