28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
4
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and Greenburgh Nature Center & Manor House. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Boscobel House and Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prospect Park Zoo, see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker website .

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; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City. In December, New York City is colder than Sydney - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

Prospect Park Zoo, Greenburgh Nature Center & Manor House, Bronx Zoo, Boscobel House and Gardens
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Old State House, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Charles River.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Boston reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Charles River
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Charles River ©
Charles River
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum
Old State House ©
Old State House

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building. On your second day here, explore the galleries of George Washington's Mount Vernon, steep yourself in history at Lee-Fendall House, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in December; daily highs in Washington DC reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lee-Fendall House, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Escape the urban bustle at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Dinosaur Ridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado Chautauqua: Park and Alberta Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Loveland (about 56 minutes away).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boulder takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Boulder to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and -6°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Dinosaur Ridge, Alberta Falls
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get great views at Mather Point and then stroll through Rim Trail. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, get great views at Lookout Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Hermit Road, and finally explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Boulder in December, with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Appreciate the collections at Pinball Hall of Fame and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Change things up with a short trip to Mouse's Tank in Overton (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, have fun at Hartland Mansion, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mouse's Tank
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Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, stroll through La Jolla Shores Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Manhattan Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Mother's Beach in Long Beach, approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Eaton Canyon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pasadena, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica State Beach, Mother's Beach
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Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Eaton Canyon ©
Eaton Canyon

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Cable Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and California Academy of Sciences capture your imagination. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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