30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h
3
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, stop by Green Apple Books, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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 Tunnel View. Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and May Lake Trailhead. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, stop by Sebastian General Store, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room, and finally step into the grandiose world of Friends of Hearst Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, then look for gifts at Lucia Apothecary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect much colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Coast Gallery Big Sur and San Carlos Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Big Sur side-trips: Carmel (Seventeen Mile Drive & Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach) and Monterey Bay (in Monterey). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, hike along Partington Cove, and admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 1.5 hours. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Big Sur, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Going-to-the-Sun Road. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Polebridge Mercantile and Swiftcurrent Lake. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to Home Ranch Bottoms in Polebridge, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Big Sur to Glacier National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Big Sur to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Big Sur in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Polebridge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

3
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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum capture your imagination. Attractions like Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company, stroll through Kerry Park, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

Discover how to plan a Seattle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at Tenement Museum, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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