25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

2
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua).

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planner .

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, San Francisco is much colder than Honolulu - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pride Mountain Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Gracianna Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

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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. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Paley Center for Media. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online trip maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City. Expect much warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
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 Grand Canyon Village. On the 12th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; 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 December, plan for much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online visit planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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