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39 days in United States Itinerary
Fly: 14h 30min
San Francisco— 4 nights
Fly: 4h 30min
New York City— 9 nights
Fly: 5h 45min
Orlando— 13 nights
Fly: 5h 15min
New Orleans— 4 nights
Fly: 6h 30min
Las Vegas— 3 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Los Angeles— 3 nights
Fly: 17h 45min
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City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and deLorimier Winery. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales), Guerneville 5 & 10 (in Guerneville) and California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner .
Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.
Things to do in San Francisco
Ramini Mozzarella, California State Railroad Museum, deLorimier Winery, Guerneville 5 & 10, Castello di Amorosa
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.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Explore hidden gems such as Alex Ferrone Gallery and Waters Crest Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue), Laurel Lake Vineyard (in Laurel) and Bedell Cellars (in Cutchogue). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and wander the streets of Times Square.
For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel tool .
Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.
Things to do in New York City
Cutchogue, House Of Candles, Tolino Vineyards, Amazing Olive, Callie's Candy Kitchen
Theme Park Capital of the World
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.You'll explore and learn at Florida Artists Gallery and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Explore hidden gems such as Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Beach at Daytona Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Old Courthouse Heritage Museum (in Inverness), DeLand (Stetson Mansion, Henry a. DeLand House Museum, & more) and Crystal River (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Scuba & Snorkeling). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: discover the magic at World of Disney, look for gifts at Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop, get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park, and wander the streets of International Drive.
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando online trip maker .
You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.
Things to do in Orlando
DeLand, Titusville, Floral City, Crystal River, Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop
The Big Easy
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Faulkner House Books. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and Jackson Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell), Whitney Plantation (in Edgard) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, make a trip to French Quarter, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral.
For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner .
Traveling by car from Orlando to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
Things to do in New Orleans
Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Titanic. The Strip and Bodies The Exhibition are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Overton to see Valley of Fire State Park about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.
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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in January since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.
Things to do in Las Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Bart's Books (in Ojai), The Collection at Riverpark (in Oxnard) and Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura). Have a day of magic on the 21st (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary website .
Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Anaheim, Ventura Harbor Village, Bart's Books, The Collection at Riverpark
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