36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site .

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is colder than Perth - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, Key West is warmer than New York City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Discovery Cove and Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park, and don't miss a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orlando online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in December, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, you will find days in New Orleans are much colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Mandalay Bay, see a show at Casino at the MGM Grand, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online vacation planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Badger Pass Ski Area and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get great views at Washburn Point, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Castro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Sapphire Hill Winery
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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