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 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
day
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 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

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Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Honolulu to Las Vegas in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. In October, Las Vegas is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
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 15th (Tue), get great views at Yaki Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

1
night
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 17th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 12 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 Washington DC is 2 hours. Expect warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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