33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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3
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 a sense of the local culture at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Los Feliz, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then stroll through Mission Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then stroll through Children's Pool.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Central Park, wander the streets of Wall Street, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the next day, examine the collection at Backstreet Cultural Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street, and then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon Village. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Maricopa Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in February, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to 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
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, raise your glass at Double Down Saloon, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 21°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Carmel sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Calistoga tour planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Calistoga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Calistoga when traveling from Carmel in February, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oakville
Highlights from your plan
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and The Castro. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Union Square, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and learn about winemaking at Press Club.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner.

You can drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Calistoga in February, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Range. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Valley View, hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

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