51 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Lembert Dome, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect much colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Seattle — 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 11th (Mon), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, hike along Taggart Lake, explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, and take some stellar pictures from Jenny Lake Overlook.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, stroll around Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

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Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder site.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 6 nights

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Step out of Bryce Canyon National Park to go to Big Water and see Coyote Buttes, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, admire all the interesting features of Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, surround yourself with nature on Red Canyon Trail Rides, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Fly from New York City to Bryce Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from New York City to Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough 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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, get great views at Grandview Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
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: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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