24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Honolulu are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, step off the mainland to explore Picnic Point Park, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Honolulu to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Picnic Point Park
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

2
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.
Visiting Narwhal Yacht Charters and Hook Mountain State Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue), Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River) and Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve (in Franklin Lakes). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Hook Mountain State Park, Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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.
Get outdoors at Yellowstone Lake and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday app .

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 moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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.
On the 29th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yavapai Geology Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. There's much more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, head outdoors with Shoshone Point, and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at The Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Union Square, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Lincoln Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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