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:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temescal Gateway Park, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in New York City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience in Frederick (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago tour site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, stroll through Crissy Field, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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