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:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get curious at Exploratorium, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Crissy Field, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
On the 4th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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 ©

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then make a trip to Schoellkopf Power Station, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 15°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Schoellkopf Power Station ©
Schoellkopf Power Station

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip maker app .

Fly from Niagara Falls to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls in April, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, then wander the streets of Ocean Drive, and then stroll through South Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in April since evenings lows in Miami dip to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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