22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Port Moresby
Fly:  30​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Port Moresby

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Las Vegas is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Port Moresby to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Moresby in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon National Park and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December since evenings lows in New York City dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. On the 31st (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from New York City in December, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
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 Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops. USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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