21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
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.
Visit Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Kailua Beach Park and Waimea Bay. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Honolulu online journey maker .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 16th (Wed), kick back and relax at Alki Beach, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

5
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 Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Barneys New York, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 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 Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Taft Point. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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