48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  29​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
10
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
11
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth


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5
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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip website .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. In November, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Change things up with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable drive along Steese Hwy, take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip builder website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Fairbanks in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Fairbanks, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in November; daily highs in Fairbanks reach -12°C and lows reach -21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
University of Alaska Fairbanks ©
University of Alaska Fairbanks

3
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.
On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Los Angeles takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Fairbanks in December, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City day trip site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get colder in Salt Lake City: highs are around 4°C and lows about -5°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Hollywood Sign and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation maker app .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign

5
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans route builder tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago sightseeing planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Chicago to be colder, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

11
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: walk around Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
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.
When in Boston, make a side trip to see Marginal Way Walkway in Ogunquit, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and walk around Boston Common.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boston day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Library ©
Boston Public Library

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds New York, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Madame Tussauds New York ©
Madame Tussauds New York
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
St. Paul's Chapel ©
St. Paul's Chapel

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