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:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then stroll through Waikiki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu journey website .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©

1
night
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 8th (Wed): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then try to win big at Casino at the Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in May, Las Vegas is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 11th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and hike along North Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, hike along Artist Point, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Fri), get great views at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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