29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Disney California Adventure Park and Venice Canals Walkway. You'll explore and learn at Petersen Automotive Museum and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

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
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Theresa Church, take in the exciting artwork at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, contemplate the long history of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Springs Museum Trail, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Las Palmas, pause for some photo ops at Sonny Bono Statue, see the interesting displays at Ruddy's General Store Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, and finally stop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 48°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs ©
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Ruddy's General Store Museum ©
Ruddy's General Store Museum

2
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 6th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip and then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around Indian Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at The Abyss and then get great views at Trailview Overlook.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Chimney Tops Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alum Cave Trail and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, get your game on at Mysterious Mansion, find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and see the interesting displays at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much hotter evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Gallery of Art and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

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Getting from Gatlinburg to Washington DC by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online tour builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in New York City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Natural Bridge Trail. Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone Lake and Lake Butte Overlook. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

3
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 Golden Gate Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. The adventure continues: stroll through Lands End, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then contemplate the long history of Hermann-Grima House, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape My Room New Orleans.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans visit planner .

Getting from San Francisco to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Garden District ©
Garden District

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