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
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 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
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
8
Baltimore
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Head to The Grove and Third Street Promenadefor some retail therapy. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planning website .

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, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
The Grove ©
The Grove

5
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 Bright Angel Trail. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get outside with Shoshone Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

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. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Get outdoors at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Gaylor Lake. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner .

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 (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In May in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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 City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

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 May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail. Bring the kids along to Quiet Walkways and Chimneys Picnic Area. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, trek along Chimney Tops, and stroll through Alum Cave Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg route planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Gatlinburg. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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.
Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. Let the collections at American Museum of Natural History and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, stop by Strand Bookstore, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Girlfriend NYC.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. National Gallery of Art and National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. It doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and ponder the world of politics at The White House.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort McHenry National Monument.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore holiday maker website .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Baltimore in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Baltimore when traveling from Washington DC in May, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Oriole Park at Camden Yards ©
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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