42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h
5
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, walk around Marina Green, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

6
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Mono Pass Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -8°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and hike along Alum Cave Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 18°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

5
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Orlando route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Rim Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanner Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 8°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Malaekahana State Recreation Area (in Laie). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour builder app.

Getting from San Diego to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Honolulu. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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