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 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
5
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Honolulu day trip site .

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. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Honolulu reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Ghirardelli Square. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary app .

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 June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Piegan Pass, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Glacier National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from San Francisco in June, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
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 in touch with nature at Artist Point and Old Faithful. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, go for a walk through Times Square, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, look and learn at Camera Obscura, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary tool .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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 some cultural insight at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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