38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 9°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get curious at California Science Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, Los Angeles is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, see the sky in a new way at Camera Obscura, then find something for the whole family at Pacific Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue.

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Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, get your game on at Flightdeck Simulation Center, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, and experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of tram and bus. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planner.

Drive from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

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New York City

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.