29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Melbourne

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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Escape the urban bustle at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Will Rogers State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's lots more to do: stop by Amoeba Music, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Teton and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, admire the sheer force of Upper Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around -5°C and lows about -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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.
Fifth Avenue and Statue of Liberty National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tiffany & Co. and Kalustyan's. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get a sense of the local culture at Union Square and The Castro. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of Nob Hill, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grand Canal Shoppes and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Barneys New York, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, Las Vegas is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Waikiki Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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