19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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 18th (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. On your second day here, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco route maker .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National World War II Memorial. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Newseum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Washington DC sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Hoover Dam. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Hoover Dam Bypass, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
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Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 32 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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