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 + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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2
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route site .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, and finally hunt for treasures at Sunset Celebration. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Rock House Masterpieces, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, sample the fine beverages at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Key West is warmer than New York City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Sunset Celebration ©
Sunset Celebration
Rock House Masterpieces ©
Rock House Masterpieces

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 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 17°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail. On the next day, stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 11th (Sat), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery, then experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay, then browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center, and finally look for gifts at The Lego Store.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim route maker tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Anaheim in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get a bit warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Irvine Spectrum Center
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Lego Store ©
The Lego Store
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

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.
Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Bergamot Station, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Flax. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get into the urban bustle at Civic Center, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Union Square ©
Union Square

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