27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Music. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Bergamot Station, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Fine Arts and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Get outdoors at Blue Hills Reservation and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, and wander the streets of Newbury Street.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Boston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blue Hills Reservation, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Blue Hills Reservation ©
Blue Hills Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

5
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Gateway National Recreation and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and look for gifts at Tiffany & Co..

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Get outdoors at Scott's Run Nature Preserve and Tidal Basin. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, gain insight at Georgetown University, see the interesting displays at National Archives Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online travel planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scott's Run Nature Preserve, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Barneys New York. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, take a stroll through Chinatown, and admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

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Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Safari West, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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