28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Presidio of San Francisco, Chinatown, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Balmy Alley Murals, admire the landmark architecture of Coit Tower, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder .

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 slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End

7
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.
You've added Koreatown, Broadway, Columbus Circle, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park and take in nature's colorful creations at Shakespeare Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in New York City hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. You will leave for Washington DC on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Gallery of Art, Tidal Basin, Washington Monument, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Tue), cruise the town with Smithsonian National Mall Tours, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at White House, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC route planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
You've added 6 1/2 Avenue, Life Underground, Madison Square Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. See some other sides of New York City: take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip tool .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
The High Line ©
The High Line
Brooklyn Bridge Park ©
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Washington Square Park ©
Washington Square Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
The Wave Organ has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.
Highlights from your plan
The Wave Organ ©
The Wave Organ

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, Cooks Meadow Loop, Yosemite Trails Saddle & Sleigh Company, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite Trails Saddle & Sleigh Company
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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