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:  23​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane


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5
nights
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.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will appeal to museum buffs. Family-friendly places like Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando road trip site .

Brisbane, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Orlando, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and The National Archives Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Ellis Island. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Great Neck Steppingstone Park in Great Neck, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Neck Steppingstone Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
Central Park ©
Central Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll through Baker Beach, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Exploratorium, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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