43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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

2
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon 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
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, get great views at Grandview Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (19°C), and nights are colder (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Garden District, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
nights
Orlando

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.
Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip website .

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in Orlando hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip site .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in April; daily highs in Washington DC reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 7th (Thu), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

Find out how to plan Chicago trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, admire all the interesting features of Yellowstone Institute, and take an unorthodox tour of Palette Spring.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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nights
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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