28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
subway + bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth


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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planning website .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Attractions like The Crooked Key and Steamboat Ski Resort make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Mount Werner, enjoy some diversion at Howelsen Ice Complex, stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs travel planner .

Traveling by combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi from Washington DC to Steamboat Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit cooler (-3°C), and nights are much colder (-16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Vail Valley Escape Room and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, and cruise along Independence Pass.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen attractions planning app .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in January: highs in Aspen hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Beaver Creek
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner .

You can fly from Aspen to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough 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
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Downtown Disney about 38 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

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

3
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 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Crissy Field, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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