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:  22​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Stowe
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Adelaide

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Cabrillo Tide Pools, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and other attractions you added. Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and savor the flavors at Niederfrank's Ice Cream.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planner.

Adelaide, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Diego. In November, daytime highs in San Diego are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

LEGOLAND California
Highlights from your plan
Cabrillo Tide Pools ©
Cabrillo Tide Pools
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

9
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Fantasmic!. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norton Simon Museum and The Museum of Jurassic Technology. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Beach and Tahquitz Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Pier & Annenberg Community Beach House), Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Mon) at Disneyland Park. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney and don't miss a visit to The Packing House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anaheim visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, Anaheim is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Palm Springs, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Universal Studios Hollywood, Mulholland Drive
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Taste Harlem Food & Cultural Tours, Times Square, and other attractions you added. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to New York City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in December, expect nights in New York City to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

7
nights
Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Step out of the city life by going to Whiteface Mountain and Flume Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Church Street Marketplace (in Burlington), Chutters (in Littleton) and Shelburne (Shelburne Farms & Shelburne Museum). On the 28th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Loon Mountain. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa's Village and admire the natural beauty at Fort Ticonderoga.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stowe online trip builder .

Getting from New York City to Stowe by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Stowe hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -11°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelburne, Whiteface Mountain, Santa's Village, Flume Gorge, Chutters
Highlights from your plan
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Santa's Village ©
Santa's Village
Fort Ticonderoga ©
Fort Ticonderoga

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Visiting Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Stowe to San Francisco in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Stowe to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is much warmer than Stowe - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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