21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  13​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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then wander the streets of The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then make a trip to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. In July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery 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, make a trip to Times Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dante Park, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel route site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour planner .

Getting from Seattle to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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