29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
York
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Beach. Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Shop till you drop at Sherman's Books & Stationery and A LITTLE MAD. Step off the beaten path and head to The Christmas Vacation Shop and The Rock & Art Shop. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Southwest Harbor (Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop & Wendell Gilley Museum) and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (in Bass Harbor). There's still lots to do: stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, and kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Bar Harbor takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Bar Harbor to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars ©
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach

2
nights
Camden

Camden
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, stop by The Blue Hill Wine Shop, then look for gifts at Blue Hill Books, then steep yourself in history at Penobscot Marine Museum, and finally stop by Coyote Moon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): do a tasting at Breakwater Vineyards, then explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, and then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Camden day trip website .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Camden, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Hill, Penobscot Marine Museum, Breakwater Vineyards, Cellardoor Winery, Coyote Moon
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Penobscot Marine Museum
Penobscot Marine Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

2
nights
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. On the 13th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the York trip website .

Traveling by car from Camden to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ogunquit
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, find something for the whole family at Victorian Gardens, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from York to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from York in December, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Military Park and Menokin. Appreciate the collections at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery and National Gallery of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague Winery (in Hague), Mattaponi Springs Golf Club (in Ruther Glen) and Wine Loves Chocolate (in Washington). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, do a tasting at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, and browse for treasures at Strasburg Emporium Antiques.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Washington, Strasburg Emporium Antiques, Menokin, The Hague Winery, My Neighbor and Me
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Sanders Family Winery. Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Conestoga Golf Club in Mesquite, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

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

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Conestoga Golf Club, Sanders Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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