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

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at The Getty Center and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online 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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Have a day of magic on the 9th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip maker tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Orlando reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 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

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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