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:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, get curious at Exploratorium, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. While traveling from Perth, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
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You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then get great views at Lookout Studio.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New York City, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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 ©

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 22nd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at White House, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

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

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 23rd (Mon), Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari. On the next day, get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Huntsville online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Huntsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. In December in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
Room Escape Games

7
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.
When in Houston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Houston Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Toyota Center, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip planner .

Fly from Huntsville to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Huntsville in December: high temperatures in Houston hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Houston ©
Children's Museum of Houston

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