17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  30​h
Melbourne

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Step out of San Francisco to go to Santa Rosa and see Safari West, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get great views at Twin Peaks, and look for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 15°C. You will leave for New York City on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Safari West
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gateway National Recreation and Times Square. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and go for a walk through Central Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
day
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): try your luck at The Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

5
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.
Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. On the 23rd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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