18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
3
Chicago
— 1 day
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
7
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
8
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, thenhead off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, thenplay a few rounds at Lincoln Park, thenexplore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and then have some family-friendly fun at Team vs Time.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, with highs in Chicago at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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.
On the 8th (Wed), stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, thenshop like a local with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calico Tanks Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Las Vegas is much hotter than Chicago - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
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 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu attractions planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Zipline). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kihei trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 3 hours. In January in Kihei, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get in touch with nature at Poipu Beach Park and Wailua Falls. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Baby Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge (in Hanalei). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Kalalau Trail, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can fly from Kihei to Lihue in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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