31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route tool .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
On the 14th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, admire all the interesting features of Yellowstone Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road 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 changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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