36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + shuttle + foot + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Presidio of San Francisco and Lands End. Museum-lovers will get to explore Walt Disney Family Museum and Onedome. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip 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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. The Mob Museum and The LINQ Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Willow Beach
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, and admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion National Park and Watchman Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Pa'rus Trail and IG Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zion National Park: Springdale (LaFave Gallery, David J West Gallery, & more) and Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (in Cedar City). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Taylor Creek and hike along Kayenta Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park tour itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Springdale, Cedar City
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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ©

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Gibbon Falls. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Yellowstone River about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Lamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Tower Fall, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone River
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Met Cloisters and New York Public Library. Shop till you drop at SoHo and Chelsea Market. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Hyde Park to see Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get lost in a book at The Morgan Library & Museum, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wynwood Walls and Lock & Load Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale), Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Wynwood.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miami travel planner .

Fly from New York City to Miami in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Miami at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Key Largo, Las Olas Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
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Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©

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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.
Visiting Cocoa Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando and stop by The LEGO Store.

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Getting from Miami to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Fishing Charters & Tours, Cocoa Beach, Stetson Mansion
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden District and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Museum-lovers will appreciate Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Baton Rouge (USS Kidd & State Capitol Welcome Center). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Escape My Room New Orleans, steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, and stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Evergreen Plantation, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Battleship USS Iowa Museum and California Science Center will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and stop by LA Farmers' Market.

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Fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles. Traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for colder nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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