28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, walk around The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -5°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas planning tool .

Getting from New York City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In January, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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