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:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Wawona Meadow, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online route maker .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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 23rd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, get great views at Yaki Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip app .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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