43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly + subway:  18​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Brisbane

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San Francisco

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday website .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 22nd (Wed).

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

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. On the 25th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 25°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

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

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Phoenix trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 44°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

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Musical Instrument Museum

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of University of Texas at Austin and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin journey builder .

You can fly from Phoenix to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Austin is 1 hour. In September, Austin is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin

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New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 9th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online tour planner .

Fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
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Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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Beer Tastings & Tours

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to New York City is 1 hour. When traveling from Nashville in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House in Concord, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, and stroll through Charles River Esplanade.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boston road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Boston is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

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Parks Museums Historic Sites

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Brookline Booksmith, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Olympic National Park.

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Olympic National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Olympic National Park at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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