18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Canberra

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Canberra, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Canberra to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canberra in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Teton and Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Charleston.

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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach and then have some family-friendly fun at Pounce Cat Cafe.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Charleston reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Room Escape Games
Pounce Cat Cafe ©
Pounce Cat Cafe

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 27th (Sun), trek along Buzzard Rock Trail, then explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip planner .

Fly from Charleston to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Charleston in December, things will get a bit cooler in Charlotte: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Trails Museums Parks

Side Trip

Huntersville
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville ©
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 28th (Mon), get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner .

Fly from Charlotte to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Nashville. When traveling from Charlotte in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

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