29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Modus Operandi Cellars and Fisherman's Wharf. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of North Beach, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

4
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.
Montana Avenue and Leimert Park Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. The adventure continues: stroll through Playa Del Rey Beach, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take a stroll through The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, stop by Barneys New York, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Visiting Canyon Village Marketplace and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. On the 13th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Tonto Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanner Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for much warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Anaehoomalu and then stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Kailua-Kona in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kealakekua Bay, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Anaehoomalu
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Swim with Dolphins

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