38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
5
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
6
Naples, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and North Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

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Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Yosemite National Park is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Strawberry Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tee off at Lincoln Park, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Teton Park Road. Go for a jaunt from Grand Teton National Park to Alta to see Grand Targhee Ski Resort about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around -3°C and lows are around -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

6
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.
Visiting Mount Washburn and Lower Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

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

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
nights
Naples, Florida

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley Visitor Center and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (in Immokalee), Kirby Storter Roadside Park (in Ochopee) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Marco Island). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and head outdoors with Osceola panthers.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naples tour builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Naples takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Naples reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Marco Island, Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Kirby Storter Roadside Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
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.
Get outdoors at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and The CATalyst. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando route planner .

You can drive from Naples to Orlando in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, The CATalyst
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey ©
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
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.
On the 31st (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Diamond Head State Monument and Manoa Falls. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: stroll through Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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