17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Clarksdale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Greenwood
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
10
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
11
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  36​h 30​min
End: Perth

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Electric Tour Company Segway Tours, Cable Cars, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Twin Peaks. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Electric Tour Company Segway Tours ©
Electric Tour Company Segway Tours
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary site .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are warmer, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign ©

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get great views at Yaki Point and then get great views at Navajo Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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 September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.
Highlights from your plan
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toMemphis.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes B.B. King's Blues Club as well as Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally see a show at B.B. King's Blues Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Memphis. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Memphis are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

1
night
Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. You've now added Highway 61 Blues Museum to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Clarksdale vacation builder website .

Drive from Memphis to Clarksdale in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Greenwood.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Highway 61 Blues Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Rock & Blues Museum ©
The Rock & Blues Museum
Highway 61 Blues Museum ©
Highway 61 Blues Museum
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art ©
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

few
hours
Greenwood

Greenwood
Greenwood is a city in and the county seat of Leflore County, Mississippi, located at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Greenwood online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Greenwood takes 1.5 hours. September in Greenwood sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Greenwood

Shopping Classes Museums

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Greenwood to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Greenwood in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Six Flags Great Adventure and Chelsea Market. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, explore and take pictures at Madison Square Garden, examine the collection at Tenement Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Great Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Madison Square Garden ©
Madison Square Garden

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