27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Garden District. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

0
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

#Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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 23rd (Sun), ponder the world of politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Wed), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

0
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe planner .

Getting from Chicago to Santa Fe by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around -6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 8°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

3
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.
On the 31st (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Santa Fe in December, with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
On the 1st (Tue), have fun at Paris Las Vegas, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 4th (Fri), steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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