15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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 20th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Lowe Art Museum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally explore and take pictures at Lincoln Road.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Miami, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Coral Gables, Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City visit planning tool .

Fly from Miami to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

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

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night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church.

Plan trip to Boston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Boston: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, make a trip to Millennium Park, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and finally meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker app .

You can fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in December, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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

Getting from Chicago to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 8°C, while days are warmer, around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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