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 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  7​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
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 The Getty Center. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 27°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route website .

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Salt Lake City in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

2
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.
Visiting Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and North Dome will get you outdoors. Attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in March, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 13°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 18th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carmel online day trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Exploratorium and de Young Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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