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 + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

5
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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for much warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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 Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Camera Obscura in Santa Monica--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

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Getting from Washington DC to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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