22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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 23rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and finally stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bishop Museum and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Honolulu. Traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in November, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
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: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for much hotter nights in New York City, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
On the 4th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Washington DC are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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 7th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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