27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
3
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder site .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

6
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 28th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take a stroll through The Strip, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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