36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  21​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Perth

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail & Kulanaokuaiki Campground).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online vacation planner .

Perth, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, Kailua-Kona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Exploratorium and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Marina District, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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 Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along May Lake Trailhead, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough 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
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mount Washburn. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (-5°C), and nights are colder (-20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, expect Seattle to be much hotter, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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

4
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.
Visiting Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Waimea Bay in Haleiwa (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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