16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in New York City are colder (11°C), and nights are slightly colder (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (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

3
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder.

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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