33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Exploratorium, wander the streets of SoMa, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get some historical perspective at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Garden District and Jackson Square. Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Gallery. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner .

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in November, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and S Rim Trail. On the 3rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

Plan trip to Yellowstone National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then make a trip to Space Needle.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get much hotter in Seattle: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

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

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online trip builder .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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