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:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

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 ©

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
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 26th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In December, Las Vegas is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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