16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
train + Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  26​h
End: Newcastle

2
nights
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour builder website .

Newcastle, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In March, San Francisco is little chillier than Newcastle - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
On the 6th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are colder (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then take in the history at Mission Espada.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio is 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin attractions site .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

3
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Austin to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in March, expect nights in New York City to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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