31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
9
Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas. In December, Las Vegas is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Dig This ©
Dig This

2
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

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Getting from Las Vegas to New Orleans by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Slough Slog, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more) and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale (in Davie). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and kick back and relax at South Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miami road trip planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Miami to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, South Beach, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, experience the excitement of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, get your game on at Nomadic, and get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner .

You can fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orlando, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 16th (Mon), trek along Mary's Rock Summit Trail and then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Shenandoah National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. In December, Shenandoah National Park is colder than Orlando - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Mary's Rock Summit Trail ©
Mary's Rock Summit Trail

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pick up some new knowledge with Longwood Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail, then hike along Kelly Drive, then steep yourself in history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shenandoah National Park to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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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: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along High Line Canal and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denver online trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Denver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 7°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
High Line Canal ©
High Line Canal

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then trek along Bear Mountain Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along Broken Arrow Trail and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip maker app .

Getting from Denver to Sedona by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Denver in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sedona in December, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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