49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through SoMa, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping 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.
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, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, hike along Mariposa Grove, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

You can 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 flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -8°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

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 bus and flight. In November, Los Angeles is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 14°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip builder .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
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 (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip tool .

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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