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 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the 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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
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, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City trip builder .

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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 ©

4
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 still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get your game on at Team vs Time, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

3
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.
On the 9th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Yosemite National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Ka'anapali Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, admire all the interesting features of Maui Tropical Plantation, and admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kihei online holiday planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Kihei in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kihei due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Kihei: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu journey tool .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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