14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
North Dome ©
North Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Wed), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally wander the streets of Union Square. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, get curious at Exploratorium, then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and finally wander the streets of SoMa.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Old Faithful. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Lookout Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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 9th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and finally take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Discover how to plan a Honolulu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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