41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
7
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Perth

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollyhock House will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tolerance, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Los Angeles. Traveling from Perth in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Mingei International Museum. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, stroll through La Jolla Cove, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder app .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to North Dome and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 20th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. On the 24th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Visiting Elephant Back Mountain and Old Gardiner Road will get you outdoors. On the 27th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, hike along North Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Osprey Falls Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 6°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Wildlife Art and Murie Centre. Visiting Grand Teton and Grand Targhee Ski Resort will get you outdoors. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, expect Jackson Hole to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Jackson Hole, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Friends of Eagle River Nature and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at McHugh Creek Day Use Area. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at College Fiord, take an in-depth tour of Heritage Library and Museum, get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center, and hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Anchorage by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Anchorage is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect nights in Anchorage to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

College Fiord
Highlights from your plan
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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