57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
12
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
13
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online journey planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, hike along Mariposa Grove, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online journey planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Boulder City
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taliesin West, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally stop by Watson's Hat Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix vacation planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Phoenix at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Watson's Hat Shop
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

3
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: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

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Traveling by flight from Phoenix to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in December, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (16°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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.
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, discover the magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Orlando driving holiday planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Nashville is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 10°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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: stroll around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, and then don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls tour planning site .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Seattle in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in January, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu route builder website .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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