26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will enjoy USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Las Vegas by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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