49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
9
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs for their historical value. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of The Castro, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

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

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, cruise along Tioga Pass, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at The Mirage, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in New York City dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, then hike along Taggart Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park vacation builder app .

You can fly from New York City to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker website .

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

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
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, hike along Second Beach Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Deer Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Juneau holiday website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Juneau in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Juneau. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Juneau, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

4
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alaska Native Heritage Center and Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Make the 18th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's more to do: make a trip to Seward Hwy and identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage route builder website .

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu travel route website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in August, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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