27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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Baton Rouge
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu planning website.

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. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Observatory and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, stop by Amoeba Music, shop like a local with The Grove, and contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in January, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Denver at 7°C and lows at -7°C. You will leave for New York City on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

New York City

— 5 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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey builder website.

You can fly from Denver to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Denver to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Houston by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Houston. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Houston at 20°C and lows at 9°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Plan my day in Baton Rouge using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Houston to Baton Rouge in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Baton Rouge, with lows around 5°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner.

Fly from Baton Rouge to Phoenix in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baton Rouge to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baton Rouge in January, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will thrill your kids. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. On the 22nd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and trek along Tonto Trail.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 7°C and lows at -11°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Barneys New York, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then take a stroll through The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.