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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip 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. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): trek along May Lake Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then trek along Wawona Meadow.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

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.
On the 13th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and head outdoors with Shoshone Point.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 15th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Dig This, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In April, New York City is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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
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.
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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