36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Waikiki Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle tour planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in October, things will get colder in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online attractions 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

4
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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Chicago at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel planner .

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car 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

4
nights
San Francisco

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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