22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City visit planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Gloucester to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and take a stroll through North End.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boston travel app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Boston dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Marginal Way Walkway, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online travel route builder .

Getting from Boston to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Filbert Street Stairs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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 26th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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