32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route maker site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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 8th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, take a stroll through The Strip and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary 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 do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

4
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.
On the 26th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
nights
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 28th (Tue), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally explore the wide array of goods at NORDSTROM.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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