27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings. The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, get your game on at The Void, and find something for the whole family at Epcot.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker .

Fly from Orlando to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In December, San Diego is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get curious at California Science Center, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For maps and more tourist information, read Los Angeles route builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 10:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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