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:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Ellis Island and The Met Cloisters. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get a taste of the local shopping with Agora Gallery, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Newseum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday maker site .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Helicopter Tours about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Running Horse Ranch, Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Glacier Point. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: stroll through North Dome, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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