52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Orlando
— 6 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
On the 28th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -8°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 32 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online travel route planner .

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. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
On the 7th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online travel planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. In December, New York City is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

5
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: make a splash at Discovery Cove and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

5
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, and steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

7
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 29th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Tonto Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get your game on at The Roller Coaster, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 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. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

4
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.
Attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, hike along Manoa Falls, admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 22°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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