28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
2
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Aspen
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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3
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

4
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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, tee off at Hermann Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Houston vacation planning website .

Getting from New York City to Houston by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Houston is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Houston in January, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 9th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Vail Valley Escape Room (in Avon), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Breckenridge (Breckenridge Ski Resort & Main Street). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, stop by Snowmass Sports, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Aspen is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 1°C and lows are around -15°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Breckenridge, Snowmass Village, Vail Mountain Resort, Vail Valley Escape Room
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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