18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Modus Operandi Cellars in St. Helena, about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Union Square and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planner .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In March, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Glacier Point. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary maker .

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. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then make a trip to French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at New York New York Casino.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then stroll through Waikiki Beach. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu travel route builder .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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