43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Fort Worth
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Nashville
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
8
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Pike Place Market. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

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Brisbane, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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 Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Teton and Lehardy's Rapids. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of -5°C and lows of -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
day
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): meet the residents at Fort Worth Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, and then make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth road trip app .

Do a combination of car, flight, bus, and train from Yellowstone National Park to Fort Worth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Fort Worth is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Fort Worth Zoo ©
Fort Worth Zoo
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

1
day
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Rabbit Hole VR.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Fort Worth to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fort Worth in December, things will get a bit cooler in Nashville: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games
The Rabbit Hole VR ©
The Rabbit Hole VR

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 Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience in Frederick--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Washington DC. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

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 ©

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nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Reservoir State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then make a trip to Old Falls Street, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

3
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. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Thu) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Orlando itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Niagara Falls to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Orlando is much hotter than Niagara Falls - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip website .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Las Vegas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Dig This ©
Dig This

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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.
On the 31st (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park 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 8°C to lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, experience the excitement of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and take a peaceful walk through Oak Canyon Nature Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Anaheim online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January; daily highs in Anaheim reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, Head underground at Bronson Caves, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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