20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Barclays Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in New York City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off toChicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Barclays Center
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Chicago Cultural Center, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and then explore the galleries of Cantigny Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Chicago at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
Oriental Institute Museum ©
Oriental Institute Museum
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ©
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39 has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then get a new perspective on things with Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder website .

Getting from Chicago to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect San Francisco to be much hotter, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary builder website.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Staples Center, Disneyland Park, Hollywood Sign, and other attractions you added. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Beverly Hills and see Rodeo Drive, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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