29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
5
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Chicago to be a bit cooler, around -3°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
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Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

4
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.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Urban Axes Baltimore). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday maker website .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Baltimore
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Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Boston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Boston at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Plimoth Plantation, Heritage Museums & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum

7
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.
Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 20th (Mon), engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then wander the streets of Chinatown, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally don't miss a visit to Book Passage.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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