17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Brisbane in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sentinel Dome and Tioga Pass. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip app .

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 August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Botanic Gardens. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Flatirons in Boulder, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Denver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Denver, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yellowstone National Park and Lamar Valley. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Lewis Falls, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, 26-Mile Bike Path
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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