57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

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 difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and California Science Center. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: trek along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mohave Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

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

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 18th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. 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 August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

4
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.
Get outdoors at Ruby Beach and Olympic National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, hike along Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park online trip builder .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and cruise along Grand Loop Road.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from Olympic National Park in August, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

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

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and The Sinks. Visiting Roaring Fork and Chimneys Picnic Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Pigeon Forge in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Pigeon Forge, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Discovery Cove and Walt Disney World Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip website .

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pigeon Forge in September; daily highs in Orlando reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City online attractions planner .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in September, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Provincetown.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
You'll get in some beach time at Cape Cod National Seashore and Coast Guard Beach. Family-friendly places like Nauset Beach and Marconi Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Nauset Light Beach in Eastham (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Corn Hill Beach and appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown tour itinerary planning website .

Fly from New York City to Provincetown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Provincetown at 25°C and lows at 16°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Marconi Beach, Nauset Beach, Corn Hill Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Imaginarium Discovery Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alaska Native Heritage Center and Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Make the 21st (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Provincetown to Anchorage takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Provincetown to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Provincetown in September; daily highs in Anchorage reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation 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.
Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in September, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for 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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