30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  41​h
5
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, shop like a local with Union Square, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In December, San Francisco is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
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 Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Camera Obscura about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get curious at California Science Center.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 19th (Sun), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim itinerary tool .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Ellis Island will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Las Vegas to New York City in 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (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 ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To plan Washington DC vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure will thrill your kids. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: try out the rides at SeaWorld Orlando and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Orlando in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Orlando to be warmer, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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