26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mackay
Fly:  21​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Mackay

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Studio City Farmers Market or Guitar Center. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Cabrillo Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Watts Towers.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Mackay, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Mackay - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Hayden Valley. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Observation Point Trail, hike along Artist Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

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

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Frick Collection. Change things up with a short trip to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from New York City to Memphis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and finally look for gifts at Barneys New York. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

Fly from Memphis to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Las Vegas. Traveling from Memphis in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi Housefor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and North Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Malibu.

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
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, then examine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfrider Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Malibu in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Malibu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Malibu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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