18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 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
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Central Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City is 3 hours. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 11th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take in a show at Hopi House, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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