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:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. On the next day, hike along Rim Trail and then get great views at Mather Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 8°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

1
night
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 1st (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at White House, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect little chillier with lows of -5°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Observation Point Trail and then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of Union Square.

Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
On the 12th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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