42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, catch a live event at Oracle Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

5
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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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Dodger Stadium. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, have fun at California Science Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and World of Color - Celebrate will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Downtown Disney and catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Bring the kids along to SeaWorld San Diego and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in September, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip tool.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will thrill your kids. On the 22nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along North Kaibab Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, cruise along East Rim Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and browse the exhibits of Ellis Island.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Magic Kingdom Park. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Orlando attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

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

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