22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frick Collection and Greenwich Village. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Great Neck Steppingstone Park in Great Neck, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Washington Square Park, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Dumbo
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Wynwood are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Las Olas Beach. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (in Delray Beach) and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (in Fort Lauderdale). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami travel route planning website .

Getting from New York City to Miami by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Miami to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Britto Central
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens ©

3
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.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Global Wildlife Center.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in December, plan for much colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Joseph Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Las Vegas, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Gibbon Falls. Visiting Old Gardiner Road and Uncle Tom's Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, explore and take pictures at Virginia Cascade Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marin Headlands and Presidio of San Francisco. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Walt Disney Family Museum. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to VJB Cellars in Kenwood, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, expect San Francisco to be much warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, VJB Cellars
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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