40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
6
New York City
— 4 nights
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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

3
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get your game on at The Roller Coaster, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle.

Before you visit Orlando, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Zoological Park and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder app.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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 ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Shedd Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago holiday builder tool.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In December, Chicago is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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.
Attractions like Lehardy's Rapids and Old Faithful make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Observation Point Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
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.
Family-friendly places like USS Arizona Memorial and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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