22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll through Lincoln Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Lembert Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 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 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 21st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In October in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can 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

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the striking features of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, trek along Chimney Tops Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. On your second day here, cruise along Little River Road, don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in Gatlinburg at 27°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (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

2
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.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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