37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 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:  7​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando online holiday maker .

You can fly from San Diego to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, take a stroll through Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, trek along Lands End, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

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 much warmer, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planning website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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