47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
7
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
8
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

4
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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) 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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 10th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip site .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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.
On the 16th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 19th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

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
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
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.
Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure and make a splash at Discovery Cove.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando route planner.

Getting from New York City to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Orlando at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, cruise along Little River Road, don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Orlando to Gatlinburg by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and car; or drive. In September, Gatlinburg is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park and then get your game on at Escape Hunt.

Plan a Houston trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Houston. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in October, with highs in Houston at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

5
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. And it doesn't end there: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can fly from Houston to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
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 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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