51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Sydney

6
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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, trek along May Lake Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
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 23rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for 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

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at The Venetian, take a stroll through The Strip, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

4
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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, stroll through Chimneys Picnic Area, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

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 Empire State Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and admire the striking features of Grand central terminal.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

4
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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC route planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors
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

3
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Chicago is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). On the 23rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire the sheer force of Wraith Falls, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 10°C, while nights are colder with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are much warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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