43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 17th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum and then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary site .

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Seattle is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Washington DC by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Spend the 31st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Shoshone Lake, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and explore and take pictures at Yellowstone Institute.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, hike along Tonto Trail, and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, don't miss a visit to The Strip, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, and stop by Amoeba Music.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

5
nights
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route builder .

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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