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:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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 Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, cruise along Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

6
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 Lipan Point will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, make a trip to Powell Point, and take some stellar pictures from Pima Point.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. October in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
Head to The Strip and Forum Shops at Caesars Palacefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation builder app .

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 do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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 Fifth Avenue. 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in October, with highs in New York City at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Parks
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

5
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 a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip site .

Getting from Seattle to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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