30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  9​h
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  5​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
8
Baltimore
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk, stop by The Original Farmers Market, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Universal CityWalk Hollywood ©
Universal CityWalk Hollywood

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Lookout Studio. On the 27th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Bridalveil Fall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. There's still lots to do: trek along May Lake Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and make a trip to Valley View.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planning tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 Tomales Bay State Park and Point Reyes Seashore National Park. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands and enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 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 May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toGatlinburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Tomales Bay State Park, Drakes Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Tomales Bay State Park ©
Tomales Bay State Park

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cades Cove and Three Bears General Store. Family-friendly places like Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo and Cooter's Place in Gatlinburg will thrill your kids. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Abrams Falls Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Gatlinburg in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Three Bears General Store
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Woodbury Common Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Easton Farmers' Market and Jacobsburg State Park. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Gatlinburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jacobsburg State Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Easton Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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.
National Air and Space Museum and Torpedo Factory Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will enjoy Appalachian National Scenic Trail and U.S. National Arboretum. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Great Falls Park in McLean, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Torpedo Factory Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

4
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
You'll explore and learn at Ephrata Cloister and Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapp Valley Farm (in New Holland) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Baltimore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Baltimore, with lows of 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Ephrata Cloister, Lapp Valley Farm
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister

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