37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

2
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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, make a trip to Space Needle, and shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

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Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Seattle to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. On your second day here, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, then hike along Taggart Lake, and then cruise along Teton Park Road.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

3
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: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read New York City road trip app .

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then stroll around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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