34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

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

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 22nd (Thu): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, Seattle is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore and take pictures at Yellowstone Institute.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
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, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, go for a walk through The High Line, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route builder .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in New York City to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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

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: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chicago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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 7th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas route builder tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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