9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Oklahoma City
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Milwaukee
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Buena Park
— 1 day
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Cairns


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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Cairns, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Cairns in December, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City online trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Oklahoma City to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 0°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
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1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, see the interesting displays at City Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint Louis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Oklahoma City in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, and then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milwaukee online trip builder .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, expect Milwaukee to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Pabst Mansion ©
Pabst Mansion
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum

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hours
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Milwaukee to Chicago by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toAlbuquerque.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online travel planner .

Getting from Chicago to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in Albuquerque hover around 11°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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day
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 15th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -11°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
day
Buena Park

Buena Park ©
Known by locals as the "Center of the Southland," Buena Park comes alive as the home of the E-Zone area, an entertainment mecca.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Buena Park in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Buena Park. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Buena Park at 25°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buena Park

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Knott's Berry Farm ©
Knott's Berry Farm

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