28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  12​h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning site .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mandalay Bay Beach. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sat) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, get curious at DISCOVERY Children's Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip site .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
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.
Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. On the 12th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, get great views at Lipan Point, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

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
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.
Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. Step out of Washington DC to go to Triangle and see National Museum of the Marine Corps, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC in 12 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 Washington DC is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Washington DC hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker website .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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