25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

2
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 12th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, and wander the streets of Union Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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 ©

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Magic Kingdom Park and Discovery Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary app .

Getting from New York City to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
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. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation planner .

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Las Vegas to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll 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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