23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne


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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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 11th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take a memorable drive along Virginia Cascade Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

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

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 26th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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