23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + taxi + bus:  28​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h
Cape Canaveral
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Atlantic City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 17 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 7°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest
Hopi Point

2
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are much colder (-5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley
Grand Loop Road
Upper Geyser Basin

few
hours
Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cape Canaveral travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Cape Canaveral takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Cape Canaveral. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in Cape Canaveral at 26°C and lows at 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Manatee Sanctuary Park

4
days
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cape Canaveral to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Canaveral, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial

3
days
Atlantic City

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Relax by the water at Sunset Beach and Cape May City Beaches. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlantic City: North Wildwood Beach (in North Wildwood), Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House) and Wildwood Beach (in Wildwood). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Lucy the Elephant and examine the collection at Atlantic City Historical Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City tour planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Atlantic City when traveling from New York City in December, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May City Beaches, Sunset Beach, Lucy the Elephant, North Wildwood Beach, Wildwood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday planner.

Drive from Atlantic City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Atlantic City in December, with lows around 3°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Let the collections at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and USS Pampanito capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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