26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  4​h
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Perth

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, then appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, and then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker app .

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Perth to Honolulu. Traveling from Perth in August, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Anaheim in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to Anaheim, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Anaheim, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
On the 8th (Wed), hike along Tuolumne Meadows and then cruise along Tioga Pass.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Thu), get into the urban bustle at Civic Center and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, wander the streets of Union Square, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, then browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Nature, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Kalustyan's. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gateway National Recreation and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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