19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, get interesting insight from Tours, wander the streets of Times Square, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Tall Trees Grove (in Redwood National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tall Trees Grove, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
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 8th (Wed): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get outdoors at San Diego Zoo and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Embarcadero. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online vacation builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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