32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + subway:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

3
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary site .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In December, San Francisco is colder than Brisbane - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to Homer Glen and see Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and test your problem-solving skills at Team vs Time.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago day trip tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Chicago is 2 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder website .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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.
On the 20th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, hike along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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