50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 11 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Denver
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sydney

12
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. For shopping fun, head to Camarillo Premium Outlets or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Laguna Beach (Kush Fine Art Gallery, Richard MacDonald Fine Art, & more) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, engage your brain at California Science Center, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route app .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Carlsbad
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

11
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Dumbo. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, & more) and Hudson Beach Glass (in Beacon). There's much more to do: make a trip to Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, take a stroll through Washington Square Park, and examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

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

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In January, New York City is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Hudson Beach Glass
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Independence National Historical Park ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

12
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Magnificent Mile and The Escape Game Chicago. Do your shopping at Chicago Cultural Center and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Utica (Illinois River Winery & Starved Rock State Park), Milwaukee (Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee Public Museum, & more) and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (in Skokie). There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the majestic nature at Grand Mere State Park, fly down the slopes at Villa Olivia, and do a tasting at Round Barn UNION PIER Tasting Room.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, Chicago is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Milwaukee, Skokie, Utica, Union Pier, White Pines Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Public Museum ©
Milwaukee Public Museum
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum

12
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Vail Mountain Resort and Horseback Riding Tours. Head to Denver Botanic Gardens and The Studio Fine Art and Framingfor plenty of shopping. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Breckenridge (Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, Barney Ford Victorian House, & more), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Copper Mountain, explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver. When traveling from Chicago in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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