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
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Springdale
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Moab
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Mono Lake County Park. Visiting Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Gaylor Lake will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course (in Groveland), Chatom Vineyards Inc (in Murphys) and Sonora Pass (in Dardanelle). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

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. Traveling from Melbourne to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Chatom Vineyards Inc, Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course, Sonora Pass, Mono Lake County Park
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Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Get in touch with nature at Bodega Head and Pescadero State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail (in Bodega Bay), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through SoMa, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll through Pescadero State Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach, Pescadero State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and Hoover Dam Bypass. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, look for gifts at Barneys New York, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

1
night
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Joy Craft & Design, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and finally stop by Zion Prospector.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Springdale journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Springdale takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Springdale due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Springdale hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Trails Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Zion National Park
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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Prospector ©
Zion Prospector

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Wildcat Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandstone Tours, and then explore and take pictures at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Springdale to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Get outdoors at Moab Golf Course and The Hideout Golf Club. There's lots more to do: stroll through Hurrah Pass Road, trek along Hidden Valley Trail, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, and look for gifts at Back of Beyond Books.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moab day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Moab takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Moab are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

The Hideout Golf Club
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Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Hurrah Pass Road ©
Hurrah Pass Road

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYC. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City visit planning app .

Getting from Moab to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Moab to New York City. When traveling from Moab in April, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Lauderdale Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park) and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (in North Palm Beach). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami travel route app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and tram from New York City to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Miami at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Will Rogers State Beach and Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oxnard Beach Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, browse the different shops at The Grove, kick back and relax at Playa Del Rey Beach, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Santa Monica, Oxnard Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©

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