48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 6 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno, Drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

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 Disneyland Park and Adventure City will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney District, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Heal the Bay Aquarium (in Santa Monica). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip app.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Oakland California Temple (in Oakland) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 7 nights

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 Tuolumne Meadows. On the 7th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 8th (Sat), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Four Mile Trail, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.
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New York City — 6 nights

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 appreciate 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. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Empire State Building, go for a walk through Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and stroll through The High Line.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to New York City with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, New York City is much warmer at night with lows of 26°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC journey maker tool.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.
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Vancouver — 2 nights

Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Vancouver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. In July, Vancouver is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 nights

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Family-friendly places like Boyden Cavern and Grant Grove will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vancouver to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 43°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like Fountains of Bellagio and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will thrill your kids. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at Nostalgia Street Rods, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour planning tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

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 Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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