23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fire Island National Seashore and Belmar Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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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.
Kids will enjoy The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Tidal Basin. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC route tool.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bridalveil Fall and El Capitan. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bridgeport and see Bodie State Historic Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). The adventure continues: get curious at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Point Isabel, and stroll through Baker Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, then stroll through Morro Strand State Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo visit planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

2
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Kids will enjoy Santa Monica Bay and Disney California Adventure Park. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: engage your brain at California Science Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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