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 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, then hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Honolulu reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
On the 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and get great views at Moran Point.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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 12th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel route builder website .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Magic Kingdom Park and Universal's Islands of Adventure will thrill your kids. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Tue) at Discovery Cove.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Orlando by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to New York City fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in April, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

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 ©

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 21st (Sun), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and then test your problem-solving skills at Fox in a Box Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Milton Lee Olive Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago route maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Chicago, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Crissy Field. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, wander the streets of SoMa, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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