24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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 5th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip website .

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In July, Chicago is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are much warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. On the next day, hike along Four Mile Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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