21 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Las Vegas
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
New York City
— 4 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights


San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Head to Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ghirardelli Square, take a stroll through Chinatown, and explore the world behind art at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Half Dome make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yosemite Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

New York City — 4 nights

Big Apple

Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City route builder tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Two Rodeo Drive. For shopping fun, head to Bergamot Station or The Grove. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, shop like a local with Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

Big Pineapple

Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Visiting Ehukai Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea), Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Honolulu planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In January, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.