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39 days in United States Itinerary
Los Angeles— 7 nights
train + Fly: 4h 15min
San Francisco— 8 nights
Fly + bus: 8h 45min
New York City— 8 nights
bus + Fly: 5h 45min
Orlando— 7 nights
Minneapolis— 2 nights
City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Kids will enjoy Will Rogers State Beach and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
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Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Anaheim
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Bring the kids along to Fort Funston National Park and San Gregorio State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Half Moon Bay (Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Pescadero State Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.
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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.
Things to do in San Francisco
Half Moon Bay, Marin Headlands, San Gregorio State Beach, Limantour Beach, Sonoma Coast State Beach
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.You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.
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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. May in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.
Things to do in New York City
Bronx Zoo, Teatown Lake Reservation, Fire Island National Seashore, Hook Mountain State Park, Ponquogue Beach
Theme Park Capital of the World
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disney's Animal Kingdom and Universal's Islands of Adventure. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to DeLand (Stetson Mansion & St. Barnabas Episcopal Church), Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park (in Bunnell) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando, take in nature's colorful creations at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and look for gifts at World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip builder site .
Getting from New York City to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Minneapolis.
Things to do in Orlando
Ormond Beach, DeLand, Beach at Daytona Beach, Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
The City of Lakes
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, then meet the residents at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, get your game on at FlyOver America, and then get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe.
For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis road trip planner .
You can drive from Orlando to Minneapolis in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. In June, Minneapolis is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Minneapolis
Bloomington, Saint Paul, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
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