30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Perth
Fly:  26​h
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Boston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
West Glacier
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Perth

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica travel itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Santa Monica. Traveling from Perth in December, you will find days in Santa Monica are cooler (21°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Greystone Mansion
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Greystone Mansion ©
Greystone Mansion

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Building and Lily Pond ©
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Dallas

Dallas
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza and then don't miss a visit to Top O' Hill Terrace.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Dallas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Dallas. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Dallas at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O' Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O' Hill Terrace
Top O' Hill Terrace
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

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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.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip builder.

You can fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Boston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 15th (Fri), stop by Brookline Booksmith, then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boston itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Boston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Brookline Booksmith
Brookline Booksmith
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Boston in December, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls and then look for gifts at Smokin Joes Native Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Smokin Joes Native Center ©
Smokin Joes Native Center

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

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West Glacier

West Glacier
West Glacier is a small unincorporated community in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the West Glacier trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to West Glacier by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to West Glacier, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in West Glacier at -1°C and lows at -10°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off toSeattle.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from West Glacier to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from West Glacier to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from West Glacier in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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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 26th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, and then get great views at Grandview Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, get great views at Tunnel View, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

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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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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