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
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rachel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Leavenworth
— 1 day
+2
train + tram + Fly:  11​h 30​min
11
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
12
Cincinnati
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Point Pleasant
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
14
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
16
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salvation Mountain as well as The Last Bookstore. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salvation Mountain and then look for gifts at The Last Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in November since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Salvation Mountain
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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nights
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.
Grand Canyon South Rim has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Kingman - with highs of 14°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rachel.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
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Rachel

Rachel
Rachel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): expand your understanding of the military at Area 51 and then take a memorable drive along Extraterrestrial Highway.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rachel trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Rachel with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Rachel. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in November since evenings lows in Rachel dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Rachel

Scenic Drive Outdoors

1
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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 24th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then trek along Wawona Meadow, and then stroll around Mariposa Grove.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Wawona trip site .

Getting from Rachel to Wawona by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Wawona can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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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.
You've now added Winchester Mystery House to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Wawona in November, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Winchester Mystery House
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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nights
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.
On the 27th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle holiday builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
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.
Take a break from Fairbanks with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, stop by Santa Claus House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Fairbanks takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Fairbanks is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in November; daily highs in Fairbanks reach -12°C and lows reach -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

1
night
Seattle

Seattle
For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Fairbanks to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Fairbanks to Seattle is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Fairbanks in December; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll set off for Leavenworth on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth ©
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Icicle Gorge, see the interesting displays at Nutcracker Museum, then walk around Front Street Park, and finally get to know the resident critters at Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leavenworth travel tool .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Leavenworth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect Leavenworth to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm ©
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm
Front Street Park ©
Front Street Park
Nutcracker Museum ©
Nutcracker Museum

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 3rd (Tue), try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and then make a trip to Central Canal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Leavenworth to Indianapolis by combination of train and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Leavenworth to Indianapolis, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Leavenworth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Indianapolis, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Lucky Cat Museum and then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Point Pleasant.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and then appreciate the history behind Mothman Statue.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Point Pleasant trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cincinnati to Point Pleasant by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Point Pleasant

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Bob Evans Homestead Museum, Mothman Statue
Highlights from your plan
Mothman Museum ©
Mothman Museum
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Mothman Statue ©
Mothman Statue

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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.
For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Point Pleasant to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Point Pleasant in December since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 3°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Broadway as well as Nintendo New York. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, wander the streets of Times Square, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City route planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Queen Mary as well as The Last Bookstore. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, Head underground at Bronson Caves, get curious at California Science Center, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner .

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

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