60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
6
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
7
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  5 h
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum make great kid-friendly stops. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Crissy Field, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, walk around Mariposa Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage

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, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and The Sinks. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome) and Zipline (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and stroll through Chimney Tops Trail.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Orlando to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Orlando in July since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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nights
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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at String Lake, and cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Space Needle and Pike Place Market will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Olympic National Park (Lower Big Quilcene Trail & Hood Canal). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle journey builder tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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