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 + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and North Dome. Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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 5th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a stroll around Civic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square

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 7th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, buy something for everyone on your list at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then stop by Barneys New York, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 10th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and get great views at Powell Point.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping Girlfriend NYC and The Strand Bookstore. Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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.
Kids will enjoy Elephant Back Mountain and Monument Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Fishing Bridge General Store and Aurum Geyser. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; 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 6°C to lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

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
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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 19th (Sun), browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kailua Beach Park and Manoa Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair, and explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In April, Honolulu is warmer than Seattle - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pele's Chair, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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