47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle vacation planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hood Canal
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

5
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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. On the 30th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and trek along Artist Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

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
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Gettysburg to see Gettysburg National Military Park about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to DeKalb and see Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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
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 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Los Angeles fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

5
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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