24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then take a stroll through French Quarter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Orleans travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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 National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Fri), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum and then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get great views at Powell Point. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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