25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online tour 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 somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online route planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, Chicago is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
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.
On the 13th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Seattle to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off tohome.

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

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