26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Plan a Las Vegas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando road trip planning site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Orlando reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City tour planning site .

Fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -12°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

4
nights
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Waikiki Beach and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip planning tool .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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