15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Qingdao
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  4​h 30​min
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  9​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  20​h 15​min
End: Qingdao

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and then kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planner.

Qingdao, China to Honolulu is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Qingdao to Honolulu. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Qingdao in December; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 14th (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim online journey planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Anaheim by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Anaheim hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

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

1
night
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 16th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Combat Ops, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Anaheim - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Apocalypse Vegas ©
Apocalypse Vegas

2
nights
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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Orlando by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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 ©

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