17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, approximately 32 minutes away.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam as well as Grand Canyon by One Day Tours. On the 26th (Wed), see the top attractions with Grand Canyon by One Day Tours and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gateway National Recreation. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Central Park Zoo will thrill your kids. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

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