28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Perth
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
Perth

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Wed), appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, then hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu vacation builder app

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Honolulu, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Perth in August, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio, then 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.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner

Fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning website

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site

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 a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 30°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC route planner

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House

5
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: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, go for a walk through The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route builder website

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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