17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder app .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

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.
Head to Shopping Girlfriend NYC and Norman Landsbergfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and stop by The Strand Bookstore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 April, expect nights in New York City to be cooler, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Yellowstone Institute, then get great views at Observation Point Trail, then look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around -9°C, while days are little chillier, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store
Yellowstone Institute
Yellowstone Institute

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