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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Exploratorium and de Young Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Las Vegas is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Times Square, walk around Central Park, contemplate the long history of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
night
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 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, 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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu route builder .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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