37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Melbourne

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

5
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Visiting Mount LeConte and Alum Cave Trail will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to The Sinks and Roaring Fork. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, trek along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 4th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. On the 9th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 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. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip generator.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach Park, and then kick back and relax at Waimea Bay. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Honolulu at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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