23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  11​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Tunnel View, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-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 (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Anaheim, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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 3rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

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

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Hartford (5 Rivers Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg tour itinerary website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 8th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and stroll through World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time 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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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