20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery). Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 1°C and lows at -12°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Grey Towers National Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Upper Delaware River (in Narrowsburg). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, things will get much warmer in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bushkill Falls, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Upper Delaware River
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Pima Point. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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