39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 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
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 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.
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, take a stroll through Union Square, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
On the 25th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can 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

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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 1st (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, stroll through Lewis Falls, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

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

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: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in New York City to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.
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, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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

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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 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel route planner .

Getting from Chicago to Seattle by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Seattle at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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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Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and then gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest and then grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage visit app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Anchorage in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Honolulu takes 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Anchorage in September, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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