24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  25​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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 in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Sunset Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Pupukea Beach Park). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -14 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Funston National Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online route builder .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
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 Taft Point and Glacier Point. There's lots more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

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. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yellowstone National Park and Artist Point. Attractions like Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

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
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning app .

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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