10 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights
New York City
— 3 nights
Las Vegas
— 2 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Thu), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Washington DC.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 8th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.