29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  25​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney


4
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.
Visiting Gateway National Recreation and Central Park Zoo will get you outdoors. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to New York City is minus 15 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, 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

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get a sense of the local culture at Walker Sisters' Cabin and The Old Mill. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Chimney Tops. Get out of town with these interesting Great Smoky Mountains National Park side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Biltmore Estate (in Asheville). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, and steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, The Old Mill, River Rafting & Tubing, Biltmore
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

3
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.
On the 24th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas. In May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Popular historic sites such as Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest are in your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 0°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 30th (Wed).

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

5
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 in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along Wawona Meadow, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Fort Funston National Park and Alcatraz Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and The Embarcadero. Venture out of the city with trips to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Montara State Beach (in Montara) and Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, stop by Red Blossom Tea Company, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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