26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

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 appreciate attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Honolulu sightseeing planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like Fountains of Bellagio and The Mob Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Las Vegas by flight takes about 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles planning app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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 High Line. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Village. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from New York City to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.