25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at China Beach and Alcatraz Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a stroll through The Embarcadero.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

St. Helena
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone Lake and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, get great views at Observation Point Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, trek along Alum Cave Trail, stroll through Grotto Falls Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

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 in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 19th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally stroll through Wawona Meadow. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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