53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Melbourne

3
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Seattle.

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Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
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Diamond Head State Monument

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. On the 9th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

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Parks Nature Wildlife

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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

6
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, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

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Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in New York City to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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Museums Parks Historic Sites

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

4
days
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at The White House, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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Museums Parks Outdoors
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House

4
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder website .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Chicago at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©

5
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take a stroll through The Strip, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas planner .

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 46°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Parks Fun & Games Casinos

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

5
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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

5
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.
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, hike along Gaylor Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

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

5
days
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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

3
days
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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