32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Galax
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos and other tourist information, read New York City travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galax.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Galax

Galax ©
Galax is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 5th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Peaceful Heart Alpacas, examine the collection at Blue Ridge Music Center, then learn about winemaking at Mt Vale Vineyards, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Cranks RV Campground.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galax tour itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New York City to Galax. In January, daily temperatures in Galax can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Galax

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Peaceful Heart Alpacas
Highlights from your plan
The Blue Ridge Music Center ©
The Blue Ridge Music Center
Mt Vale Vineyards ©
Mt Vale Vineyards
Peaceful Heart Alpacas ©
Peaceful Heart Alpacas

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and meet the residents at Audubon Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Galax to New Orleans. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Galax in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Doodlet's, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and then relax and rejuvenate at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

Plan my day in Santa Fe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

3
nights
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 13th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. 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, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Anaheim online day trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Anaheim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

5
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign in Santa Monica, approximately 34 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, engage your brain at California Science Center, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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