16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Newcastle

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 1st (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner.

Newcastle, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Newcastle to San Francisco. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in New York City hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Grandview Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
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 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip 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 take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 10th (Wed): discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the next day, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Trails
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

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