59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  11​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trip

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

6
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

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

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, explore and take pictures at Little River Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

4
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

7
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb) and Basilica of the Sacred Heart (in South Bend). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

7
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 Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Mount Washburn, and hike along Artist Point.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

6
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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