22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of 9°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can 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 31st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are much warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 7th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation builder website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 14°C and lows at -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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