36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Sydney

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Getty Center. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

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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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Disneyland Park
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El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Barneys New York. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, join in the after-dark buzz at Double Down Saloon, and catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

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#Casinos, #Fun & Games, #Shopping
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Casino at the Venetian ©
Casino at the Venetian
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

4
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Georgetown University are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

5
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
days
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.
Head to Brookline Booksmith and Faneuil Hall Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Long Point and Race Point Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Louisburg Square, look for gifts at Harvard Book Store, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, Boston is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Boston

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambridge, Provincetown, Brookline Booksmith
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Long Point ©
Long Point
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

5
days
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.
Do your shopping at Royal Street and Louisiana Music Factory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to White Castle to see Nottoway Plantation about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for slightly colder nights in San Francisco, with lows around 8°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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