18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
4
Texas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Miami
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  27​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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. In July, Los Angeles is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, make a trip to The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in a show at Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online road trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 19th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Texas City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Texas City

Texas City ©
Texas City is a city in Galveston County in the US state of Texas. On the 22nd (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Stingray Reef and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Tanger Outlets Galveston / Houston and then stroll through Surfside Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Texas City trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Texas City. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Texas City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Texas City, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Texas City

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kemah, La Porte, Surfside Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miami travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Texas City to Miami. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Texas City to Miami. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
South Beach ©
South Beach

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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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planning tool .

Getting from Miami to New York City by combination of tram, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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