36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Presidio of San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planning website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: trek along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, identify plant and animal life at North Dome, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Panama Rocks Scenic Park and Cave of the Winds. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail USA.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Niagara Falls in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Panama Rocks Scenic Park, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

6
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. 9/11 Memorial and New York City Hall will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at KGB Espionage Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at McLemore House. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

4
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.
The National WWII Museum and Cabildo will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Jackson Square. Change things up with a short trip to Nottoway Plantation in White Castle (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

For photos and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip maker website .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in June, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New Orleans in June, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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