24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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 with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get interesting insight from Tours, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, New York City is much hotter at night with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (-5°C), and nights are colder (-20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

3
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 10th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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