36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Butte
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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Bakersfield
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

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 30th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and finally appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Waikiki Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour itinerary planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Honolulu. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in November since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tacoma (5 Mile Drive & Trails & Washington State History Museum) and ILovekickboxing (in Kirkland). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and take a stroll through Bellevue Square.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
ILovekickboxing ©
ILovekickboxing
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and finally take in the views from Tilikum Crossing.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Portland sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Butte.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, contemplate the long history of Copper King Mansion, then take some stellar pictures from Berkeley Pit, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Montana ATV Adventures and then enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Butte online journey planner.

You can drive from Portland to Butte in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Butte. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in December: highs in Butte hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Butte

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Montana ATV Adventures ©
Montana ATV Adventures
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives ©
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Back Mountain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, gain insight at Yellowstone Institute, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Roaring Mountain.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Drive from Butte to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Butte, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -19°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get much warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton) and Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive & Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, see the interesting displays at The Tech Interactive, don't miss a visit to Coachella Valley Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Rose Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Jose itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in San Jose

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): walk around Hart Memorial Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Area Living Museum (CALM), then take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bakersfield day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Bakersfield takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Area Living Museum (CALM)
Hart Memorial Park ©
Hart Memorial Park

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bakersfield to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more) and Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins & Saddle Road). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, take in the exciting artwork at Banyan Gallery, and whizz through the canopy at Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hilo trip builder site.

Fly from Las Vegas to Hilo in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Hilo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Hilo at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience ©
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience

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