12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a stroll through The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get a bit cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

3
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.
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 the views from Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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