15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online tour builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Melbourne to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
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.
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, make a trip to Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
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 28th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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