44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Downtown Disney, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, and have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

Plan trip to Anaheim with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Anaheim. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for much warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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 3rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and finally explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Attractions like Lamar Valley and Grand Loop Road make great kid-friendly stops. On the 10th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Point Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 12th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City journey builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Teton National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in New York City sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

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 ©

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 18th (Tue), meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, contemplate the long history of Old Fort Niagara, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex and then Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls road trip site .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara

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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

6
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 24th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 28th (Fri).

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.
Family-friendly places like Nature Center at Happy Isles and Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
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 RocketBoat will thrill your kids. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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