34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Portland
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then don't miss a visit to Stahl House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toAnaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Disney Gallery and Anaheim Plaza. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Mon) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney and look for gifts at The Lego Store.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim day trip planning website .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Lego Store ©
The Lego Store
Anaheim Plaza ©
Anaheim Plaza

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYC. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Head to Brookline Booksmith and Copley Squarefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, wander the streets of Newbury Street, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boston road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Boston takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim to Boston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in December: highs in Boston hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Brookline Booksmith
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Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street
Brookline Booksmith ©
Brookline Booksmith
Charles Street ©
Charles Street

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For shopping fun, head to The Magnificent Mile or Chicago Cultural Center. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Oak Park
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

9
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Shop till you drop at Portland Saturday Market and Penner-Ash Wine Cellars. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Woodburn Premium Outlets (in Woodburn), Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner) and Astoria (Astoria Column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Washington DC to Portland in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Astoria, Esther Short Park, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Woodburn Premium Outlets, Bonneville Lock & Dam
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars ©
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

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