17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 1 night
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park is minus 18 hours. In December, Yosemite National Park is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then stroll through Half Moon Bay State Beach. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Stanford Memorial Church, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Computer History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Times Square. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
day
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 28th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass, have fun at Gun Garage, then have fun at Little Church of the West, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

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You can fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass
Little Church of the West ©
Little Church of the West

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.
On the 29th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, enjoy the sea views from Point Fermin Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Terminal Island Japanese Memorial. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach, then examine the collection at S.S. Lane Victory, and then appreciate the history behind Korean Bell of Friendship.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
Royal Palms State Beach ©
Royal Palms State Beach
Point Fermin Lighthouse ©
Point Fermin Lighthouse

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Get outdoors at Diamond Head State Monument and Manoa Falls. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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