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
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 30​min
5
Philadelphia
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Tue), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planning site .

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary maker website .

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

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

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 7th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Anaheim, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and trek along Artist Point.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Anaheim, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

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

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 11th (Thu), have fun at Bury The Hatchet Bensalem, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia vacation builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and train from Yellowstone National Park to Philadelphia takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Philadelphia to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Bury The Hatchet Bensalem - Axe Throwing
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll through World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 16th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orlando vacation maker app .

Getting from New York City to Orlando by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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