27 days in Continental USA Itinerary

27 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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27 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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.
On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, New York City is much hotter at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey builder tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

4
nights
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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are colder with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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