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:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
8
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial and then stroll through Diamond Head State Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
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, explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler 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 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, then trek along Taggart Lake, and then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail. On the next day, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Tue), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, stroll around Millennium Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove, Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, & more) and Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and stroll through Alum Cave Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy
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Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

5
nights
Orlando

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.
Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and don't miss a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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