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:  31​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Billings
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Get a sense of the local culture at Carbon County Historical Society and Museum and Toucan Gallery. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Pictograph Cave State Park. When in Billings, make a side trip to see Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery in Red Lodge, approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZooMontana, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Canyon Creek Brewing, and do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Billings driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Billings takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get a bit cooler in Billings: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Lodge
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Billings in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 12th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway, explore the ancient world of Navajo National Monument, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Monument Valley in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Moki Dugway, Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Escape the urban bustle at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Gator Country. Step off the beaten path and head to Space Center Houston and Huntsville State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Huntsville (Sam Houston Statue & Texas Prison Museum) and Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, explore and take pictures at Water Wall, and identify plant and animal life at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip website .

Getting from Monument Valley to Houston by combination of car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In August, Houston is somewhat warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Gator Country, Brazos Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gator Country ©
Gator Country
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore hidden gems such as The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Cummins Falls State Park. Get some cultural insight at Lotz House Museum and Loretta Lynn's Ranch. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park (in Manchester), Hazen Brigade Monument (in Murfreesboro) and Burgess Falls State Park (in Sparta). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, see the interesting displays at The George Jones, and take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nashville road trip planner.

Fly from Houston to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in August, with highs in Nashville at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Cummins Falls State Park, Burgess Falls State Park, Hazen Brigade Monument, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tribeca Sailing and Belmar Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove), Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River) and 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park).

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in August, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cattus Island County Park, Ocean Grove Beach, 8th Ave Jetty
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park

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