24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 26th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial and then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

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

2
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans holiday app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder app .

Getting from New Orleans to Washington DC by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in New York City when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) 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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then get great views at Lookout Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then make a trip to Book Passage, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder 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 difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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