44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
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 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Honolulu day trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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

1
night
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 20th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in May: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

3
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

4
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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take a stroll through Garden District, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
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 9th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New Orleans in June, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors 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
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take a memorable tour with Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

6
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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