13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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