26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Grandview Point.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive 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

1
night
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 11th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
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, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and trek along Artist Point.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 September, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Waikiki Beach, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haleiwa
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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