22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

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

1
day
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 9th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in October, expect Seattle to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Glasshouse Studio ©
Glasshouse Studio

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lower Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Seattle in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are colder (-4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Get some cultural insight at Times Square and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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 17th (Thu), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online day trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, make a trip to Washburn Point, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

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 slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SoMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, get curious at Exploratorium, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gracianna Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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