18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

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

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

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 train. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and hike along Artist Point.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 23rd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect colder with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

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

1
day
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 25th (Thu), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Anaheim dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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