21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  9​h
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, and explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boston day trip planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Boston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Boston due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Boston at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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.
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, don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Portland takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Portland hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

4
nights
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Union Square, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco route builder site .

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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