22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + foot + bus + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take an unorthodox tour of Palette Spring, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and hike along Osprey Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 6°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

1
day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, plan for much warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 1°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toDenver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then trek along Mini Incline.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip maker tool .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April: highs in Denver hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Carousel of Happiness, Mini Incline
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Beer Tastings & Tours

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, make a trip to Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

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Fly from Denver to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to New York City. Traveling from Denver in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel planning app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, make a trip to French Quarter, and then stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in April, New Orleans is much hotter at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas driving holiday planning tool .

Fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for little chillier days in Dallas, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Rock Hiking Trail. On the next day, trek along Rubicon Trail and then get outside with SWA Watersports.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dallas to South Lake Tahoe in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from Dallas in April, things will get colder in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 15°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Homewood, Emerald Bay State Park, Truckee River Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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