32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  25​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, and explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in New York City reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Georgetown University. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and finally stop by Politics & Prose Bookstore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, shop like a local with Guitar Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

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

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 7°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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 16th (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Walker Sisters' Cabin and The Old Mill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Little Greenbrier School. Go for a jaunt from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Pigeon Forge to see Titanic Museum about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, take a memorable drive along Cades Cove, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 3 hours. In January, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 10°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sugarlands Distilling Company, Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Seattle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Puu Ualakaa State Park. For shopping fun, head to Ala Moana Center or Polynesian Cultural Center. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, and browse the exhibits of Shangri La.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nu’uanu Pali, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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