35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney


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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 1st (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Escape the urban bustle at Big Baldy and Giant Forest. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, and stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

Fly from Seattle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get outside with Shoshone Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Chalmette National Historical Park. Garden District and Jackson Square will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, San Diego is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get in touch with nature at Will Rogers State Beach and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Change things up with a short trip to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Royal Palms State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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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 in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. On the 25th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Ocean Beach. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, stroll through Lincoln Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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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 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 6°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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