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:  3 h 45 min
2
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Casper
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route 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) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then trek along Mount Olympus Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind National Pony Express Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Salt Lake City, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games
National Pony Express Monument ©
National Pony Express Monument

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In April, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 6°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hogadon Ski Area, stroll around Morad Park, then get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Platte River Trails.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Casper trip builder app .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Casper in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, Casper is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 15°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Casper

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hogadon Ski Area ©
Hogadon Ski Area
Morad Park ©
Morad Park

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Casper to Washington DC. The time zone difference when traveling from Casper to Washington DC is 2 hours. While traveling from Casper, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Denver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Denver. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

1
night
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Durango road trip app .

Getting from Denver to Durango by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durango, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zipline

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Durango to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In April, Phoenix is much warmer than Durango - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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nights
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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