22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
10
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
On the 27th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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 1st (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through French Quarter and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then wander the streets of Garden District, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Orleans tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miami online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online route maker .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
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.
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
night
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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Portland takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Portland at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Hawthorne Bridge ©
Hawthorne Bridge

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online travel planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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