16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument and then explore the activities along Waimea Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planning tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Waimea Bay
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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