27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

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. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Boston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

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
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Go for a jaunt from Boston to Concord to see Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, walk around Rose Kennedy Greenway, and explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Boston trip planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Boston in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Boston. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for cooler days in Boston, with highs around 7°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

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

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 15th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia journey site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Parks

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Knill's Farm Market (in Mount Airy) and Baltimore (Urban Axes Baltimore & Horseshoe Casino). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Gettysburg National Military Park, Knill's Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

8
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), College Station (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum & Reveille Gravesite) and Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, tee off at Hermann Park, and walk around Smither Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Houston road trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Houston in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Houston is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

College Station, Kemah Boardwalk, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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