14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
Melbourne

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Observation Point Trail, hike along Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 25°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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