30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
5
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Francisco Zoo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of the Bay, and finally appreciate the history behind Crab Sculpture. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ocean Beach and then don't miss a visit to Camera Obscura.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the 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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
San Francisco Zoo ©
San Francisco Zoo

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and The Field Museum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and have fun and explore at Chicago Children's Museum.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Chicago hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Children's Museum. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, walk around Boston Common, browse the collection at Boston Public Library, and take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

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 The Rink at Rockefeller Center will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in New York City are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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 ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. See some other sides of San Francisco: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Crissy Field, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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