32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Miami, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
11
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Melbourne

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology and Camarillo Premium Outlets. Venture out of the city with trips to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Camarillo, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Disneyland Park, Heisler Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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nights
San Francisco

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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nights
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.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Columbia Center, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seattle Public Library ©
Seattle Public Library
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory

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nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planning app .

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

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nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, then stop by Vidler's 5 & 10, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, get engrossed in the history at Pierce-Arrow Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Kleinhans Music Hall.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Buffalo, Vidler's 5 & 10, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Room Escape Games

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to High Point Cross Country Ski Center and Chelsea Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Sparta (WaggMore Pet Boutique & Bakery Dog Friendly & Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in January, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sparta, High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy and then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip builder .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, U.S. Naval Academy
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, kick back and relax at South Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Miami is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU ©
Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally test your team's savvy at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. In January, New Orleans is slightly colder than Miami - with highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then get great views at Navajo Point, then get great views at Lipan Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): head off the coast to Coronado Island and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with highs in San Diego at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battlefield Vegas and Dig This. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and have fun at Machine Guns Vegas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in January, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Dig This ©
Dig This
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas

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