34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. On the 4th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
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, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in New York City to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, stroll through Panorama Trail, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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