36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Miami, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Orlando online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

2
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog, then admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours and then tour the water at your own pace with Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami travel site .

Drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Tours Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Art Deco Tours, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Slough Slog ©
Slough Slog

3
nights
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans tour planner .

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by combination of tram and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

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 23rd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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