20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 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:  6​h
3
Miami Beach, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, take a stroll through North Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder .

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to Lincoln Road and Aventura Mallfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and South Beach. Go for a jaunt from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park to see Anhinga Trail about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park, and don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and tram from New York City to Miami Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall, Bayside Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Yaki Point. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's more to do: hike along Rim Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miami Beach in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 8°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Barneys New York, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are much warmer (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Waimea Bay in Haleiwa, approximately 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu sightseeing site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Honolulu is warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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