16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  11​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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 16th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Las Vegas, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
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 19th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

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

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: make a trip to Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much hotter evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC tour planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Yosemite Village, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and car from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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