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
— 2 nights
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
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
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.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Honolulu driving holiday 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. In October, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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 8th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Seattle is colder than Honolulu - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile and then examine the collection at The Field Museum.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Chicago journey maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Times Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Traveling from Chicago in October, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Garden District and French Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery, wander the streets of Royal Street, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

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

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. Head to Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Chinatown, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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.
Spend the 31st (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday 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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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