30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rodeo Drive, Beverly Gardens Park, Griffith Observatory, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Third Street Promenade
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, French Quarter, and other attractions. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: highs in New Orleans hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World ©
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Smithsonian Institution Building, Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, ponder the world of politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip website .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
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8
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fifth Avenue, Stonewall National Monument, 9/11 Memorial, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Greenwich Village and SoHo. Explore hidden gems such as Washington Square Park and Dumbo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip app .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in New York City are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Dumbo, Postcards-The The Staten Island September 11 Memorial
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Times Square ©
Times Square

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like California State Railroad Museum and Sapphire Hill Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In February, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento, Mumm Napa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Sapphire Hill Winery
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

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