43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Austin
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Escape the urban bustle at Twin Peaks and China Beach. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Outdoors Trails

4
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

5
days
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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

4
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Moorea Beach Club will get you outdoors. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at The Venetian, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
The Mob Museum

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Zion National Park are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows

5
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton
Mount Washburn

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hours
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Austin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Austin. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Austin hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Austin

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Austin to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 23°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Walden Pond State Reservation and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Freedom Trail and Louisburg Square. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rose Kennedy Greenway, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston holiday planner.

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 October, expect Boston to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cambridge, Concord
Highlights from your plan
Walden Pond State Reservation
Freedom Trail
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

5
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Boston in November, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 14°C at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Getty Center The Publications
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier

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