21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Brisbane

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 4th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing. On your second day here, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. In November, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in New York City, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) 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

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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 0°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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