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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park will get you outdoors. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mariposa Grove, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip site .

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 flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

1
night
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 5th (Sun): ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Tanner Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Central Park and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City route tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and stroll through North Rim Trail.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are cooler (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Alki Beach, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Kids will enjoy USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip maker website .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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