37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
8
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
10
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, trek along Lembert Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

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 subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Tue), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
On the 7th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, get great views at Mohave Point, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Washington DC visit planning website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and admire all the interesting features of The High Line.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 23rd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, trek along Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Glacier National Park at 33°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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