27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Point Pleasant
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
11
Rachel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
14
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In November, New York City is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Point Pleasant.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant ©
Point Pleasant is a city in and the county seat of Mason County, West Virginia, USA, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, then see the interesting displays at Mothman Museum, and then stop by The Mason Jar.

Before you visit Point Pleasant, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Point Pleasant takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in Point Pleasant hover around 14°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Point Pleasant

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park ©
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Mothman Museum ©
Mothman Museum
The Mason Jar ©
The Mason Jar

1
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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, then meet the residents at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

Find out how to plan Cincinnati trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Point Pleasant to Cincinnati by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral ©
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle vacation builder app .

Fly from Cincinnati to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks with an excursion to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, examine the collection at Tanana Valley Model Railroad Display, take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and get your game on at Gold Daughters Alaska.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Fairbanks in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Fairbanks at -12°C and lows at -21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Chena Hot Springs Resort, Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gold Daughters Alaska ©
Gold Daughters Alaska
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort

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nights
Seattle

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route builder .

Fly from Fairbanks to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Fairbanks in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Woodland Park Zoo ©
Woodland Park Zoo
Fremont Troll ©
Fremont Troll

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): walk around Golden Gate Park. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Wawona Meadow, and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wawona day trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Wawona dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Rachel.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Rachel

Rachel ©
Rachel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): expand your understanding of the military at Area 51, then cruise along Extraterrestrial Highway, then don't miss a visit to The Black Mailbox, and finally stop by Alien Research Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rachel trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Wawona to Rachel by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wawona in December; daily highs in Rachel reach 14°C and lows reach -2°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Rachel

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

Alien Research Center, The Black Mailbox
Highlights from your plan
Alien Research Center ©
Alien Research Center
The Black Mailbox ©
The Black Mailbox

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rachel to Zion National Park. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Rachel in December, with lows around -7°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You've now added Grand Canyon South Rim to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): trek along South Kaibab Trail and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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