35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Melbourne

3
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lower Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 17 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 3°C and lows at -14°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Fairy Falls ©
Fairy Falls

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.
Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Alum Cave Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Charlies Bunion, look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, things will get much warmer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in March: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

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
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 13th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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 15th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online route planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Tonto Trail. On the 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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

4
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.
Get outdoors at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Merced Grove. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

5
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get in touch with nature at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online journey maker .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In March, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Banzai Pipeline
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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