36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glad Tidings Church, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online attractions planner .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hollywood.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
Hollywood

Hollywood ©
The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
On the 27th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hollywood day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Niagara Falls to Hollywood in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in December; daily highs in Hollywood reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Hollywood

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

3
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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get some historical perspective at Art Deco Historic District and Art Deco Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anhinga Trail and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Step out of Miami to go to Everglades National Park and see Shark Valley, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, shop like a local with Espanola Way, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary builder site .

Miami is very close to Hollywood. In December, daytime highs in Miami are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Road Gallery and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and History of Diving Museum. Take a break from Islamorada with a short trip to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Petals With Pizzazz, and explore and take pictures at African Queen Canal Cruise.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada holiday maker .

Drive from Miami to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Islamorada sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Road Gallery ©
Old Road Gallery

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Truman Little White House and Key West Garden Club. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's lots more to do: cruise along The Overseas Highway, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key West online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Nashville and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation are in your itinerary. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carter House in Franklin, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, and admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville journey app .

Fly from Key West to Nashville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 11°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

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nights
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 13th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pima Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -11°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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