16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
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.
Visiting Taft Point and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect much warmer with lows of 21°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Artist Point and Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, identify plant and animal life at Beryl Spring, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park itinerary 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 July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument and hike along Manoa Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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