43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Miami
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
9
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument and then steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and have fun at Balboa Park.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego online journey planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to San Diego, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect San Diego to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Exitus VR, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Houston online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Houston is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Houston

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Exitus VR ©
Exitus VR

1
day
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load 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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, get your game on at Nomadic, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Orlando driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miami in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Boston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Boston to be colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, wander the streets of Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner .

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and make a trip to Artist Point.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take a stroll through SoMa, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, expect San Francisco to be much hotter, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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