43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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Seattle
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Sonoma to see Sonoma Coast State Beach about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, get great views at Twin Peaks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip website.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In December, San Francisco is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Bodie State Historic Park. Escape the urban bustle at Badger Pass Ski Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, trek along Mariposa Grove, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Seattle with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Seattle, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Visiting Upper Geyser Basin and Lamar Valley will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planning site.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Key West

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. Shop till you drop at Collections Key West and KEPart Studio-Gallery. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online day trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Key West in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Key West reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, and then wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Key West to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans. In January, New Orleans is a bit cooler than Key West - with highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi House. Get a sense of the local culture at Hermit's Rest and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 15th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (7°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Titanic. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Shop till you drop at Two Rodeo Drive and Craft Contemporary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Visit Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Diamond Head State Monument and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.