23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 1 day
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Orlando planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Orlando is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then test your team's savvy at Team vs Time.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. In December, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Waikiki Beach and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online day trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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