30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
7
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Waimea Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in September: highs in Seattle hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Chicago to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, stroll around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & 5 Rivers Adventures) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

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Getting from Gatlinburg to Las Vegas by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Gatlinburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online route builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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 in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco route app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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