9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Golden Gate Park and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website .

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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Elephant Back Mountain. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, don't miss a visit to Specimen Ridge, cruise along Lamar Valley, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hike along Cascade Canyon Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Teton National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, 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 Teton National Park in January, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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