27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Philo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hunter
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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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 out of the city life by going to Bodie State Historic Park and Tunnel View. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Philo.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA and Schooner Gulch State Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and Sea Ranch Chapel. Take a break from Philo with a short trip to Gualala Point Regional Park in Gualala, about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery and relax in the rural setting at Pennyroyal Farm.

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Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Philo with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Philo reach 37°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Philo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Point Arena, Gualala Point Regional Park, Sea Ranch Chapel, Pennyroyal Farm
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Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum

1
night
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
On the 3rd (Fri), race across the water with a speed boat tour, then shop like a local with Fiona Bleu Gallery, then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at McPrice Myers Winery. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paso Robles holiday planner.

You can drive from Philo to Paso Robles in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Paso Robles are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Fiona Bleu Gallery, Moonstone Beach, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Paso Robles, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach. Let the collections at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Ocean Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Ron Jon Surf Shop (in Cocoa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get slightly colder in Orlando: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ocean Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Hunter.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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night
Hunter

Hunter ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Kaaterskill Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Catskill Mountain House, and then grab your bike and head to The Windham Path.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hunter tour website .

Getting from New York City to Hunter by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, Hunter is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hunter

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaaterskill Falls, The Windham Path, Catskill Mountain House
Highlights from your plan
The Windham Path ©
The Windham Path
Catskill Mountain House ©
Catskill Mountain House
Kaaterskill Falls ©
Kaaterskill Falls

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Gallery of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arlington National Cemetery and National Air and Space Museum. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to George Washington's Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hunter to Washington DC. In July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Hunter - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Sun), wander the streets of Union Square, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, and then stroll through Bodega Dunes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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