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:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 24th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder .

Fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

6
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Chicago in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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