25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  20​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Kailua, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Melbourne

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through China Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally shop like a local with Union Square.

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Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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Exploratorium

2
days
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.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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Sentinel Dome

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then don't miss a visit to The Strip.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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The Strip ©
The Strip

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Wraith Falls, explore the striking landscape of Fairy Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 25°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

1
day
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.
On the 20th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and finally take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Teton National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Teton National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial

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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.
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Getting from New York City to Seattle by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua.

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Pike Place Market
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Chihuly Garden and Glass

4
days
Kailua, Oahu

Kailua ©
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Kids will enjoy Kailua Beach Park and USS Arizona Memorial. Visiting Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua: Honolulu (Ala Moana Center, Diamond Head State Monument, & more) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lanikai Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Kailua in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, Kailua is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach
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Sunset Beach Park

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