44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Broken Hill
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Orlando
— 12 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Broken Hill


4
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.
The Getty Center and California Science Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planning app .

Broken Hill, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Broken Hill to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Broken Hill in December, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Shop till you drop at The Disney Gallery and South Coast Plaza. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Newport Beach (Newport Beach & Balboa Island), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Huntington Beach Pier (in Huntington Beach). Have a day of magic on the 9th (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: stop by Build-A-Bear Workshop, see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center, and contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim driving holiday planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Huntington Beach Pier, Irvine Spectrum Center
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Anaheim to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

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Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Baker Beach, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Oak Street Beach, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Washington State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Morris Arboretum, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia is 1 hour. In December, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Fort Washington State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Washington State Park ©
Fort Washington State Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, look for gifts at Kalustyan's, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

12
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 Happily Ever After Fireworks. For shopping fun, head to The Mall at Millenia or Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park (in Bunnell) and Ormond Beach (Ormond Beach & Andy Romano Beachfront Park). Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Fri) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, try out the rides at World of Disney, and stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando route planner .

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. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get much hotter in Orlando: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Lighthouse Point Park, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

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