36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walt Disney Family Museum and Onedome. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Lands End, stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The LINQ Promenade and The Strip. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shelby American Inc and Willow Beach. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Tusayan Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Canyon Railway Depot and Yavapai Geology Museum. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Shoshone Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion National Park and Taylor Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Kayenta Trail and Pa'rus Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zion National Park: Cedar City (Frontier Homestead State Park Museum & IG Winery). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Watchman Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with David J West Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, and look for gifts at LaFave Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park vacation builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Mud Volcano. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to West Yellowstone and see Yellowstone River, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and admire the sheer force of Tower Fall.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park visit app.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, around -3°C, while days are cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. You'll explore and learn at The Met Cloisters and The Morgan Library & Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Take a break from the city and head to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Olas Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of Miami to go to Key Largo and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Wynwood Walls, wander the streets of Wynwood, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Miami planner.

You can fly from New York City to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Cocoa Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stetson Mansion and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Port Canaveral, approximately Port Canaveral away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando and stop by The LEGO Store.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando visit website.

You can fly from Miami to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and Escape My Room New Orleans. Visit St. Joseph Plantation and Evergreen Plantation for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Baton Rouge (USS Kidd & State Capitol Welcome Center). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planner.

Fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in June, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
The Getty Center and California Science Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Petersen Automotive Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route builder app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.