24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  20​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll through Golden Gate Park, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-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 August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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.
On the 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then trek along Wawona Meadow, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, make a trip to Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) 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
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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.
On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday maker tool .

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
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.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Library of Congress, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

4
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

4
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.
On the 20th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much 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 Hayden Valley, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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