29 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Salt Lake City
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New York City
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Washington DC
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San Diego
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Anaheim
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like Fountains of Bellagio and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will thrill your kids. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Green Valley Range in Henderson, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get interesting insight from Tours, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Backcountry Snowmobiling and Ski Butlers Park City. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Jupiter Peak & Spas & Wellness) and North Forty Escapes (in Oakley). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Square and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Salt Lake City at 4°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy National Zoological Park and National Gallery of Art. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and admire the natural beauty at United States Botanic Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC visit planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and walk around Cuvier Park - The Wedding Bowl.

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You can fly from Washington DC to San Diego in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In January, San Diego is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and let little ones run wild at Tarzan's Treehouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then stop by Bergamot Station, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Utah travel guide

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The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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