57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Orlando
— 6 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Crissy Field, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 12°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

6
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 23rd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 32 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 20 min away. On the 4th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time 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
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Bronx Zoo. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 17th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

5
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, hike along Chimney Tops, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

7
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 28th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get your game on at The Roller Coaster, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

You can 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 difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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.
Kids will enjoy USS Arizona Memorial and Sunset Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Makapu'u Point, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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