16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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New York City
— 4 nights
Park City
— 2 nights
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights


New York City — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning tool.

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to New York City. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Park City.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Park City — 2 nights

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 29th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Jupiter Peak and then hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Park City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling and then head outdoors with North Forty Escapes.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Park City road trip planning site.

Getting from New York City to Park City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Park City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Park City, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Park City to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Park City to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Park City in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Nature

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 3rd (Tue), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): go for a walk through Lombard Street, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.