47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h
4
Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Vancouver
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
West Glacier
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
13
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey maker app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Disneyland Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online trip itinerary builder .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In December in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

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

2
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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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip site .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

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
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kids will enjoy Out of Africa Wildlife Park and Lowell Observatory. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Meteor Crater Natural Landmark in Winslow--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), see Off-Road Tours, and admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online day trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Sedona by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lowell Observatory, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Meteor Crater
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Out of Africa Wildlife Park ©
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

6
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Short Sands Beach and Battery Russell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (in Hillsboro), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort Stevens State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, walk around Leverich Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nevor Shellfish Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver road trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Vancouver is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Astoria, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Nevor Shellfish Farm, Battery Russell
Highlights from your plan
Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals ©

6
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Attractions like Amazing Fun Center and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, & more), Sunti World Art Gallery (in Whitefish) and Eric Thorsen Art Studio (in Bigfork). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park, and take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to West Glacier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vancouver to West Glacier, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vancouver in January, with highs in West Glacier at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Depot Park, Amazing Fun Center, Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Sunti World Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Amazing Fun Center ©
Amazing Fun Center

5
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary tool .

Getting from West Glacier to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from West Glacier to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Glacier in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

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
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Family-friendly places like Audubon Zoo and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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hours
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

Fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you're off toHonolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial and then stroll through Waikiki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planning tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

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

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Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, then steep yourself in history at Kilohana, and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lihue trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Lihue in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In January, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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