23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  29​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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 ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at The Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, have fun and explore at Travel Town Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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