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:  1​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Williamsburg
— Few hours
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​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 30​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 30​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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore itinerary maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to Baltimore is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Baltimore, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Baltimore at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.
Highlights from your plan
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by train from Baltimore to Washington DC takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time 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, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. You will leave for New York City on the 10th (Thu).

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tiffany & Co.. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip tool .

Getting from Williamsburg to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Williamsburg in May, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook as well as Dollywood. Bring the kids along to Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then play a few rounds at Lincoln Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. 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 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough 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 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to 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 Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and see the interesting displays at Travel Town Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for 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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