42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, steep yourself in history at Watts Towers, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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 Grand Teton will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, trek along Artist Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

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

1
night
Houston

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Houston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Houston to be much hotter, temps between 40°C and 28°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toMiami.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

1
night
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miami day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Houston to Miami takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Miami. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Miami: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Art Deco Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, make a trip to Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City route planner .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in New York City when traveling from Miami in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Detroit takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Detroit when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

5
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Grotto Falls Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls.

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Getting from Detroit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature 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.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): try your luck at The Mirage, then try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 46°C and lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and North Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, trek along Rim Trail, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

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

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 Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, trek along Wawona Meadow, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Visit Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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