24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
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
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

3
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 Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

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. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 7th (Mon): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Las Vegas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) 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
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and North Kaibab Trail. On the 10th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary 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. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle travel 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 difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Seattle hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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