25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Olympic Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oceanside Pier and Peltzer Winery. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along San Clemente Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder website .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Anaheim, Temecula, Oceanside Pier, Santa Monica Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get your game on at Dig This, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Flowers, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, push the limits with an extreme tour, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Dig This ©
Dig This

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Pacifica (San Pedro Valley Park & Devil's Slide Trail). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pacifica, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and June Mountain. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, trek along Panorama Trail, explore and take pictures at Half Dome, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

June Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard School, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Flume Trail. On the next day, tour along fresh powder with Sugar Bowl Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Olympic Valley driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Olympic Valley to be about the same, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Flume Trail, Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard School, Tahoe Donner, Sugar Bowl Resort
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Sugar Bowl Resort ©
Sugar Bowl Resort

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 2nd (Thu), hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain, then get your game on at Magic Carpet Golf, then admire all the interesting features of Tahoe Trout Farm, and finally explore the activities along Fallen Leaf Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Wyland Galleries and then fly down the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Fallen Leaf Lake
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at High Point Cross Country Ski Center and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Big Bear (in Lackawaxen), G. Steve Jordan Gallery (in New Paltz) and Cheese on Main (in Ocean Grove). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planning site .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around -5°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Room Escape Games, Cheese on Main, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, G. Steve Jordan Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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