32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 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 30​min
9
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday builder site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, walk around Mariposa Grove, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) 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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 14°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

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

3
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take a stroll through The Strip, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in November; daily highs in Washington DC reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in New York City sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

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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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip 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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In November, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than New York City - with highs of 0°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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