24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, around 4°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 1st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
On the 14th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are cooler (-12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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