36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  18​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
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip builder tool .

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Honolulu is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Perth in July, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to 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 23rd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, and then admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) 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

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker 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 in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

3
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 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Casino at the Venetian. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Orlando in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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nights
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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