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:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday maker website .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
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 a short trip to Urban Axes Baltimore in Baltimore (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC travel app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Urban Axes Baltimore
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
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, have some family-friendly fun at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

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 ©

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Niagara Wine Trail USA, walk around Hyde Park, see the interesting displays at Niagara Wax Museum of History, and don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Reservoir State Park ©
Reservoir State Park
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Wax Museum of History ©
Niagara Wax Museum of History

2
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and get your game on at Dig This.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Top Shot Las Vegas ©
Top Shot Las Vegas

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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