29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Emerald
Fly:  20​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
Emerald

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Waimea Bay in Haleiwa--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

Before you visit Honolulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Emerald, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Emerald to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Emerald in September, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. On the 7th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Honolulu, expect slightly colder days and much colder 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 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at The Venetian, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Take a break from the city and head to China Beach and Twin Peaks. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards) and Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: take a stroll through SoMa, shop like a local with Union Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel, and don't miss a visit to Washington Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Point Isabel, Vincent Arroyo Winery
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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