31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Shores Park and Mission Beach Park. Bring the kids along to South Carlsbad State Beach and San Diego Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and stroll through Children's Pool.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Diego. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip app.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will enjoy Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Old Faithful.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker site.

Fly from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In December, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of -5°C and lows of -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, go for a walk through Central Park, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City route builder app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train 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
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and National Mall. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Museum of Flight and Boeing Future of Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alki Beach, make a trip to Space Needle, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, and stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder app.

Getting from Washington DC to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Boeing Future of Flight
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, visit Marina District, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Miramar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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