35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Train to San Bernardino, Bus to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 8 nights
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, then cruise along Mulholland Drive, and finally explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

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Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online holiday maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.
Museums

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then get great views at Lookout Studio.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.
Nature · Parks · Shopping

Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 5°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 26th (Thu).
Nature · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 1st (Wed).
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 40°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then get great views at Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then trek along California Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Point Reyes Safaris and Marin Headlands. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Washington DC.
Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Washington DC — 2 nights

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 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.
Museums · Nature · Parks

New York City — 8 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Visiting Lakota Wolf Preserve and Sands Point Preserve will get you outdoors. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Alley Pond Environmental Center (in Douglaston) and Appalachian Trail - Pochuck Boardwalk (in Glenwood). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.