42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Radiator Springs Racers, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, hike along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
nights
Orlando

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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Step out of Orlando to go to Anaheim and see The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, and laugh and play at Discovery Cove.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City route maker website .

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Orlando, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and trek along Artist Point.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 0°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

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
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November: highs in Seattle hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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 27th (Wed), explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in November: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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