22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), get impressive views of Kīlauea, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kapoho Tide Pools, then look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally make a trip to Holei Sea Arch.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get much hotter in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo Coffee Mill, Kapoho Tide Pools
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

3
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 4th (Mon), stroll through Hoover Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Las Vegas in 10.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
On the 6th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite 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
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.
On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Washington DC takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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