23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder 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 and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. In December, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Friedrich Wilderness Park, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally hike along The San Antonio River Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to San Antonio, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Austin online vacation planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park

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.
On the 27th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then stroll through New Orleans City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

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You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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