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
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
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), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. In December in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
On the 21st (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier 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 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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, & more). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In December, Los Angeles is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get your game on at Apocalypse Vegas.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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 6th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

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.
Step out of Washington DC to go to Frederick and see Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City online travel route builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, New York City is a bit cooler at night with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time 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 ©

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 18th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, and stroll through Discovery Cove.

Plan my day in Orlando using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Orlando is warmer than New York City - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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

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