29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Miami Beach, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  13​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Modus Operandi Cellars. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Oakville to see B Cellars Vineyards and Winery about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Noe Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, and get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers.

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Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In May, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, stroll through Yosemite Valley Biking, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect much hotter with lows of 15°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail & Anhinga Trail). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Miami Beach by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Miami Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
night
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Big Pine Key route planner.

Drive from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

3
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 Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Big Pine Key to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Pine Key to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Big Pine Key in May, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 23°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Black's Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in May, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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