22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at The Little Vegas Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago visit planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Chicago are much colder (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

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Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get great views at Top of the Rock, go for a walk through Times Square, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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