37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Attractions like Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and Santa Monica Mountains make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 20th (Thu), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim online trip maker .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego route builder .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Sandy Hook to see Gateway National Recreation about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Visit Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in January since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, stop by Barneys New York, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and listen to music at Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour builder tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally stop by Canyon Village Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, then trek along Wawona Meadow, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

Plan a trip to Yosemite National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

6
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 Ghirardelli Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning site .

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 January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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