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
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buffalo holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Buffalo is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Buffalo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Niagara Jet Adventures, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Buffalo to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buffalo to Los Angeles. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip 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 and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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