14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13 h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at The Mirage, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mirage ©
The Mirage

2
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 22nd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

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

2
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. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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 ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Sat), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, get curious at Exploratorium, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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