22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 45​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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look for gifts at Guitar Center, and enjoy some music at Third Street Promenade.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): browse the different shops at The Outlets at Orange and then get a taste of the local shopping with South Coast Plaza.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim tour planner.

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping

Side Trips

South Coast Plaza, The Outlets at Orange
Highlights from your plan
The Outlets at Orange ©
The Outlets at Orange
South Coast Plaza ©
South Coast Plaza

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.
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally try to win big at The Venetian.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planning website .

Getting from Anaheim to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): wander the streets of State Street and then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Morro Bay visit planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Wineries Outdoors Parks

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Get in touch with nature at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Twin Peaks. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and Capitol Hill. Get in touch with nature at Scott's Run Nature Preserve and Tidal Basin. Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and look for gifts at Politics & Prose Bookstore.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scott's Run Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Scott's Run Nature Preserve ©
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gateway National Recreation. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, don't miss a visit to Central Park, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

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

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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