24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Sydney

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then hike along Wawona Meadow, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; 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 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
On the 7th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
days
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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 46°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
days
Washington DC

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online travel route planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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