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:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, McLaughlin Eastshore State Park
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planning tool .

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, practice your aim at Top Shot Las Vegas, and enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Camera Obscura (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get curious at California Science Center, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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