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
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Venice Canals Walkway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and Petersen Automotive Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Lowell Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sedona travel route builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to Sedona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Met Cloisters and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City planning website .

Getting from Sedona to New York City by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sedona to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Dry Tortugas National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, cruise along The Overseas Highway, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around 30°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

3
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 some cultural insight at Stetson Mansion and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Escape Game Orlando and Madame Tussauds Orlando. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Shelby American Inc. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and The Mob Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Gun Garage, and have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning tool .

You can fly from Orlando to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks and then examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Liliuokalani Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Akaka Falls State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Rainbow Falls (in Hilo) and Kilauea Iki Trailhead (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona. In December, Kailua-Kona is much warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Laie to see Polynesian Cultural Center about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and trek along Diamond Head State Monument.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

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