38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  4​h 45​min
9
Miami
— 3 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h
10
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Get outdoors at Twin Peaks and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, hike along May Lake Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Oak Canyon Nature Center and Topanga State Park. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 14th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Pima Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Elephant Back Mountain and Beryl Spring. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Gardiner Road, identify plant and animal life at North Rim Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 2°C and lows are around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fairy Falls ©
Fairy Falls
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

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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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March: highs in New York City hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Washington DC hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Slough Slog. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Deco Historic District and Barnacle State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail, Anhinga Trail, & more).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Washington DC to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Miami at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Art Deco Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Barnacle State Historic Site ©
Barnacle State Historic Site

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Miami, expect much colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego sightseeing planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve ©
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visiting Kailua Beach Park and Diamond Head State Monument will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Makapu'u Point, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu driving holiday planning site .

Getting from San Diego to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from San Diego to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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