41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You've now added Copley Square to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Newbury Street or Quincy Market. John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and The Mapparium will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Boston with an excursion to The House of the Seven Gables in Salem--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Waterfront, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, take in the architecture and design of Harvard University, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Boston is minus 15 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Boston reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harvard University, The House of the Seven Gables
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Waterfront ©
Waterfront
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Met Cloisters. Visit Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, walk around Central Park, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City visit planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.
Get some cultural insight at Manassas National Battlefield Park and Fell's Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Fort McHenry National Monument. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to The Walters Art Museum (in Baltimore) and Chatham Manor (in Fredericksburg). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online sightseeing planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baltimore, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Old Town, Manassas National Battlefield Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Fort McHenry National Monument ©
Fort McHenry National Monument

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Crocker Art Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, trek along Lands End, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Battleship USS Iowa BB-61. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Petersen Automotive Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

8
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waikiki Beach as well as Paradise Air Hang Gliding. Do your shopping at Ala Moana Center and Haleiwa Town Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Kapolei (Ko Olina Lagoons & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Kailua (Lanikai Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and examine the collection at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Waimanalo, Pupukea, Kapolei
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Photography Tours

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Petrified Tree, contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District, then admire the sheer force of Tower Fall, then take in the natural beauty of Steamboat Geyser, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, shop like a local with National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then examine the collection at National Postal Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC by combination of car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Georgetown ©
Georgetown
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum