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
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey 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 difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In November, San Francisco is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel 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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can 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 November, New York City is warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, and go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in November, expect colder with lows of -6°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 26°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
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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