35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Wellfleet
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kealakekua Bay, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kealakekua Bay, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like City Lights Booksellers and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, take a stroll through Union Square, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Get outdoors at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

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 taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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 13th (Sun): stop by Barneys New York, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Verkamp's Curios. Get in touch with nature at North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 16th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, take in a show at Hopi House, get great views at Powell Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

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
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Head to Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get much hotter in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wellfleet.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Marconi Beach and Coast Guard Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, stroll through Race Point Beach, and appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wellfleet trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from New York City to Wellfleet in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In October, Wellfleet is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore, Nauset Beach, Coast Guard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

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 (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Alki Beach, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Wellfleet to Seattle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wellfleet to Seattle due to the time zone difference. November in Seattle sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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