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
— 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
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Disney
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Universal City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Mariposa Grove, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday maker 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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

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
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Disney.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Disney

Disney
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Disney sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nashville to Disney. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Universal City.

Things to do in Disney

Nature Wildlife Trails

1
night
Universal City

Universal City
Universal City is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States. To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Universal City trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Disney to Universal City with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Universal City

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
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 19th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Universal City to Los Angeles. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Universal City in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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