32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Melbourne

4
days
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Melrose Trading Postfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

2
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, stroll through Hermosa Beach Pier, and then stop by Bergamot Station.

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Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In December, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
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Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market

4
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and make a trip to Powell Point.

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You can drive from Santa Monica to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Monica in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grand Canal Shoppes and Barneys New York. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at The Venetian, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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hours
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.
For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Orlando are much hotter (29°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New York City.

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The LEGO Store ©
The LEGO Store
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online journey maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Times Square ©
Times Square

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and The Castro. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Marina District, don't miss a visit to Nob Hill, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

4
days
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, admire the verdant scenery at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online itinerary builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Kailua, Haleiwa, Nuuanu Pali Lookout
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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