36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll around Crissy Field, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions tool.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route builder site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Los Angeles

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, engage your brain at California Science Center, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): discover the magic at Downtown Disney District and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

Plan my day in Anaheim using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. September in Anaheim sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Orlando

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Orlando by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Nightlife

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New York City

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Bronx Zoo. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and stop by Times Square.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel planning site.

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Niagara Falls at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Seattle

Emerald City

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 26th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and then explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle journey planning tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

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Honolulu, Oahu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, then hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu holiday planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.