30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Rachel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
drive:  6​h
8
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
12
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
13
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
14
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
15
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
16
Point Pleasant
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
17
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
18
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles. Traveling from Brisbane in November, Los Angeles is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery, and then pause for some photo ops at Giganticus Headicus.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kingman attractions planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Kingman in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Kingman at 22°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery
Giganticus Headicus ©
Giganticus Headicus
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kingman in November, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 14°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 23rd (Sat), hike along Angel's Landing and then stroll through The Narrows.

Plan trip to Zion National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Rachel.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Rachel

Rachel
Rachel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. On the 24th (Sun), expand your understanding of the military at Area 51 and then cruise along Extraterrestrial Highway.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rachel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Rachel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Rachel. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in November since evenings lows in Rachel dip to 3°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Rachel

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then explore the activities along Owens River, and then explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lone Pine trip builder app .

Getting from Rachel to Lone Pine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rachel in November, Lone Pine is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

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Getting from Lone Pine to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, then learn about winemaking at Ancient Peaks Winery, and then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier.

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Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Luis Obispo by bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in San Luis Obispo reach 26°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Morro Rock, Pismo Pier, Ancient Peaks Winery
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Ancient Peaks Winery ©
Ancient Peaks Winery

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally take in the views from Rocky Creek Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Partington Cove and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planning website .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally walk around Kerry Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Seattle is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Museums
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anchorage tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Anchorage in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. In December, Anchorage is cooler than Seattle - with highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and then get your game on at Wings Over Washington.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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Woodland Park Zoo ©
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Great Wheel ©
Seattle Great Wheel
Fremont Troll ©
Fremont Troll

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip tool .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Point Pleasant.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant ©
Point Pleasant is a city in and the county seat of Mason County, West Virginia, USA, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at The Mason Jar, see the interesting displays at Mothman Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Point Pleasant road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Point Pleasant takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Point Pleasant, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Point Pleasant

Parks Nature Museums
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Tu-Endie-Wei State Park ©
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Mothman Museum ©
Mothman Museum

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland online vacation planner .

You can drive from Point Pleasant to Cleveland in 4 hours. Traveling from Point Pleasant in December, you will find days in Cleveland are slightly colder (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Wade Memorial Chapel ©
Wade Memorial Chapel

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder .

You can fly from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Cleveland, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Downtown Disney
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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