31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 5 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 (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
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 with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Honolulu - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Las Vegas at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike along Rim Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. 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 a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

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

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.
Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 14th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online trip builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC journey app .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Washington DC is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

4
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: explore and take pictures at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
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.
On the 24th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco

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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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