31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
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.
Visiting Yellowstone Lake and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and hike along Artist Point.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online route planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Brisbane to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in August since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
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.
National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The National Archives Museum. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Grotto Falls Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, hike along Chimney Tops, and stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
nights
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at China Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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