16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Big Sur
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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day
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Big Sur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Big Sur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Big Sur. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then hike along Panorama Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel 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

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 10th (Wed), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim trip itinerary planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In July, daytime highs in Anaheim are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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 12th (Fri), trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker website .

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough 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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then make a trip to Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

1
night
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 16th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then stroll through Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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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 18th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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