17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9 h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h
5
Orlando, Florida
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
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: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and hike along Artist Point.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City online holiday builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and then find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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 2nd (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Orlando to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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