28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  25​h
1
Baltimore
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Williamsburg
— Few hours
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5​h
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore tour planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Baltimore is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Baltimore, with lows around 7°C. You will leave for Washington DC on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Nightlife Museums

3
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.
On the 29th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Baltimore to Washington DC in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

few
hours
Williamsburg

Williamsburg
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg day trip tool .

You can drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Williamsburg to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Williamsburg in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You've added Zipline, Sugarland Cellars, Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Titanic Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Zipline

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then stroll through Lincoln Park. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco planner .

Getting from Gatlinburg to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to San Francisco. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Gatlinburg in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

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.
On the 18th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Travel Town Museum make great kid-friendly stops. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 40 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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