31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Graton Gallery (in Graton). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Graton Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store or Chelsea Market. Step off the beaten path and head to Ski Big Bear and High Point Cross Country Ski Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: High Point State Park (in Sussex), Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shawangunk Mountains, and immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

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You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sussex, Ski Big Bear, Cattus Island County Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store
Highlights from your plan
Times Square ©
Times Square
Lakota Wolf Preserve ©
Lakota Wolf Preserve

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to The Point in Harpers Ferry--about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Beach at Daytona Beach and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Shop till you drop at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Ocean Art Gallery. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). And it doesn't end there: try out the rides at World of Disney, wander the streets of International Drive, browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip builder tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Winter Garden Heritage Museum, Stetson Mansion, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Cocoa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Head to Royal Street and Boutique du Vampyrefor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, and take in the exciting artwork at Tami Curtis Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. When traveling from Orlando in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

1
night
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 18th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To plan Grand Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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.
On the 19th (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Old Town Temecula. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings, Peltzer Winery, & more). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Temecula, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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