36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Miami
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Miami day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Los Angeles to Miami takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Miami at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Art Deco Historic District, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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.
Have a day of magic on the 18th (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami in January, things will get little chillier in Orlando: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing app .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the next day, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then test your problem-solving skills at Team vs Time.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get your game on at Axe Monkeys.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 6th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, and get great views at Lipan Point.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 11°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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 7th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. In February, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Pothole Dome ©
Pothole Dome

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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, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Seattle is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planning app .

Getting from Seattle to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in February; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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