25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 1 night
Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly

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Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando holiday planner.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Charlies Bunion, then don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planning website.

You can fly from Orlando to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Los Angeles in October, with lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.