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
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to 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 train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park route builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

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

2
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: walk around Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City online sightseeing 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

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
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 7th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
On the 10th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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