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:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Manoa Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and Barneys New York. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at The Mirage, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in January, with highs in Las Vegas at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

2
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. On the 10th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, and trek along Cape Final Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to San Antonio.

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
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the history at Mission Concepcion, take in the history at Mission San Jose, wander the streets of Southtown, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally trek along The San Antonio River Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orlando holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Orlando is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Antonio in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, stroll through South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then take a stroll through Collins Avenue, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, take a stroll through Espanola Way, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oleta River State Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planner .

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, Oleta River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip site .

Fly from Miami to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami in January, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
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.
Get outdoors at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Mt. Hoffmann. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in January since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Ghirardelli Square. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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