23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Puako
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
7
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
9
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

1
day
Puako

Puako ©
Puako is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puako online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Puako is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Puako is minus 20 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Puako

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Island of Hawaii
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puako to Los Angeles in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Puako in January, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Las Vegas is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, around -6°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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 Elephant Back Mountain and North Rim Trail. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in January, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (-5°C), and nights are cooler (-20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, admire all the interesting features of Central Park, and then take a stroll through Times Square.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: highs in New York City hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

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

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at The Field Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 0°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at West End Beach and then glide through natural beauty at Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chicago to Truckee. Traveling from Chicago to Truckee, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters ©
Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. January in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and The Castro. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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